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- Policy | Clean Energy NH
REPRESENTING CLEAN ENERGY IN NEW HAMPSHIRE POLICY ABOUT OUR POLICY WORK We build bipartisan coalitions of energy stakeholders to support favorable policies and practices that strengthen NH’s clean energy industry. We’re a proven, trusted, local organization that uses fact-based data to inform and educate NH legislators and their staff on driving creative alternatives for energy policies and programs. We represent our members at the State House and the Public Utilities Commission and provide resources for policymakers, businesses, local energy committees, municipal staff, and individuals. LEARN ABOUT: BILL TRACKING FIND A LEGISLATOR POLICY RESOURCES SENATE TESTIMONY 101 GET INVOLVED We can't do it alone. It is important that you contact your elected officials to let them know legislation that supports clean energy is vital to NH's well being. The NH legislature and legislative process is available to each and every citizen and business. The legislative session runs through January through June of each year, with some study committees meeting in the summer and fall. THE NH LEGISLATIVE PROCESS Most meetings of the House Science, Technology, and Energy Committee are held in the Legislative Office Building in Concord (33 North State Street) while most meetings of the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee are in the State House (107 North Main Street). The public can attend any meeting, but can only speak at the public hearing that begins the process. The public can also observe a committee's work sessions and the executive sessions (when voting on bills occurs) but cannot speak unless questioned. Utilize the following resources and become a member to show your support for clean energy! POLICY RESOURCES FIND A LEGISLATOR Search by town, district, or county to find your elected representatives and view their profile and contact information. HOUSE ENERGY COMMITTEE Access the list of representatives on the 2019 House Science, Technology, and Energy Committee. SENATE ENERGY COMMITTEE Access the list of Senators on the 2019 Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee. REGULATORY RESOURCES The New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission (PUC) maintains information on state incentives for renewable energy systems, applications for net metering, and for setting up energy systems. POLICY UPDATES View our updates on the legislative session and regulatory proceedings at the PUC. Sign-up to receive direct updates through our newsletter here , or become a member to receive access to our policy calls. LEGISLATIVE PROCESS MAP Explore the Granite State legislative process for an overview of the path bills take through public hearings, executive sessions, crossover, voting, and more! This includes opportunities for public involvement. UNDERSTAND BILL STATUS Learn how to read a bill status page and no longer be stumped by legislative acronyms with this helpful resource. POLICY RESOURCES
- Events | Clean Energy NH
OUR EVENTS YOUR SOURCE for energy conferences, forums, workshops, webinars, networking, & more. UPCOMING EVENTS Merry & Bright: A CENH Holiday Social Thu, Dec 14 The Historic Carriage House Dec 14, 2023, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM The Historic Carriage House, 135 N State St, Concord, NH 03301, USA Dec 14, 2023, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM The Historic Carriage House, 135 N State St, Concord, NH 03301, USA Join us for an evening of festive cheer and camaraderie at Merry & Bright: A CENH Holiday Social...near the headquarters of our NEW OFFICE! +22 more RSVP A Preview of the 2024 Legislative Session Wed, Dec 20 via Zoom Dec 20, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM via Zoom Dec 20, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM via Zoom Hear more about Clean Energy NH's key priorities as the 2024 legislative session begins. RSVP CENHWebinars Play Video Play Video 59:06 Natural Gas and Biomass | CENH Public Webinar Series Global commodity pressures have pushed natural gas prices through the roof this winter, which has New Hampshire residents looking for alternatives. Biomass energy is a local source of renewable heat, which when burned in a modern, clean-burning heating appliance can reduce carbon emissions when compared to fuel oil or natural gas. But unique among the renewable heating options, local, sustainably-harvested biomass can also have numerous economic and environmental co-benefits that come with supporting the forest products industry. On this webinar, we'll check in with New Hampshire's biomass industry, and see how this latest price spike is affecting their business and thinking for the long-term. We'll also check in with the state's largest natural gas distributor and hear from them about how they see biomass figuring into their long-term plans for a decarbonized future. PANELISTS: - William Clark, Senior Director of Business Development, Liberty Utilities - Jim Van Valkenberg, Froling Energy - Joe Short, Vice President, Northern Forest Center Play Video Play Video 58:40 Charging Ahead: Funding the EV Network A nationwide network of EV charging stations are on the way. What does that mean for New Hampshire? Under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), New Hampshire is anticipated to receive approximately $17 million over the next five years to support the expansion of an EV charging network in the state. An additional $2.5 billion in nationwide competitive grant funding will also be dedicated to EV charging. What does the current EV charging structure look like? Who is making the decision to how the funding will be allocated and what are the top priorities? What, if any, stipulations will be placed through this federal funding? These questions and more will be answered during a conversation with Jessica Wilcox, Transportation Program Specialist with NH Department of Environmental Services and coordinator of Granite State Clean Cities Coalition. Play Video Play Video 57:04 2022 Legislative Crossover “Crossover” is the midpoint of the legislative session, where bills passed by the House are considered by the Senate, and vice versa. Tune in as we discuss the progress of Clean Energy NH's 2022 legislative priorities after crossover. Pressing topics of interest this year included: energy efficiency measures, community scale renewable energy, net-metering, and more. Learn which priority bills may be in trouble and what you can do to help them cross the finish line. CENH PANELISTS: Sam Evans-Brown, Executive Director Kelly Buchanan, Director of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Chris Skoglund, Director of Energy Transition Play Video Play Video 55:45 NHSaves Button Up Webinar 2022 Ted Stiles - Energy Auditor and Program Manager at Yankee Thermal Engineering goes over how to Button Up your home using NHSaves, Local, and Federal incentives. Play Video Play Video 56:17 YPiE Sustainable Housing: Sam's Story As more millennials and Gen Zers make investments into homeownership, they may be forgetting important, yet invisible, features - energy efficiency and clean energy technologies. A home built with these sustainability measures also makes for a more comfortable, economical, safer, and healthier home for its residents. Introducing young people to sustainable home design and renewable energy is critical to our future. In this multi-part series, young people will share their stories of creating energy efficient homes, and speak with the individuals that made it possible. Given the rising costs of purchasing a home, it's important to understand the energy costs around homeownership and what measures can be done to reduce these costs. In part two of the series, hear from Clean Energy NH's very own Executive Director, Sam Evans-Brown, as he takes us on a virtual tour of his home. Sam had the privilege of building a new home in 2015. While not an option for all potential buyers, new housing offers incredible opportunities to build affordable energy improvements into the design from the beginning. With various technologies and lower-cost renewable energy systems, he will show and tell the cost-effective sustainability renovations done to his home and the resources available to fund these endeavors. PAST EVENTS LOCAL ENERGY SOLUTIONS (LES) CONFERENCE New Hampshire's premiere conference for clean energy, featuring multi-track sessions, panel discussions, keynote address, EV showcase, and over 350 policymakers, legislators, top businesses, municipal leaders, and local energy champions. NH ENERGY WEEK A series of events held annually each Spring, NH Energy Week brings together business and municipal leaders, industry experts, and policymakers for regional roundtables, and energy forums. Find the full agenda of 2023 events here. INDUSTRY FORUMS We host regular educational events including forums, workshops, and panels on top industry topics. Past topics have included Electric Ratemaking 101, Grid Modernization, Energy Storage, and Solar Siting. Become a member to gain special access to event invitations and discounts. MEMBER-ONLY EVENTS We host annual member-only events including our popular Summer Networking Cruise and Holiday Dinner . REGIONAL & PARTNER EVENTS Our staff is regularly featured at events & conferences across New England including the NECA Renewables Conference, Solar Power Northeast, Northeast Renewables, RE+ Northeast and NEWIEE Awards Gala.
- Manufacturing & High Tech | Clean Energy NH
MANUFACTURING & HIGH TECH MEMBERS BRAYTON ENERGY HITCHINER MANUFACTURING CO. WIRE BELT COMPANY OF AMERICA WORTHEN INDUSTRIES
- Energy Bills 2021 | Clean Energy NH
ENERGY BILLS ABOUT OUR BILL TRACKING Clean Energy NH provides the vital service of representing the clean energy and clean tech industries at the NH legislature. We promote policies that strengthen NH's economy, protect public health, and conserve natural resources. Our staff provide expert testimony during bill hearings and monitor bills as they progress through the legislative process. Each year, Clean Energy NH staff compiles a list of clean energy related bills and post them on this page. HOUSE BILLS Scroll here to view all House bills that Clean Energy NH is tracking this year. To learn more about including complete bill text, docket, sponsors, and status, click the "learn more" button to be directed to the bill's official page. SENATE BILLS Scroll here to view all Senate bills that Clean Energy NH is tracking this year. To learn more about including complete bill text, docket, sponsors, and status, click the "learn more" button to be directed to the bill's official page.
- Our Members | Clean Energy NH
OUR MEMBERS Anchor 1 MEET OUR MEMBERS 90+ MEMBERS STRONG & GROWING View a complete list of our business members and organizational sponsors here ! ALL CROSS THE CLEAN ENERGY SECTOR Learn more about our business members and organizational sponsors by expertise below! BACKED BY STRONG FOUNDATION SUPPORT View the state and regional donors that help fund our work here ! EXPLORE OUR MEMBERS BY AREA OF EXPERTISE CLEAN ENERGY CLEAN TRANSPORTATION EDUCATIONAL HIGH PERFORMANCE BUILDING LEGAL, FINANCIAL, & CONSULTING SERVICES MANUFACTURING & HIGH TECH MUNICIPAL MEMBERS ORGANIZATIONAL PARTNERS UTILITIES MEMBER CATEGORIES WHY JOIN THE COALITION? Granite State Solar is a proud member of CENH because we know that it takes resilience and people power to build a clean energy coalition as successful as the one we have in this great state. CENH walks the walk in protecting the interests of the renewable energy sector in supporting local businesses and keeping money in the pockets of Granite Staters. ALAN GAUNTT, CEO, GRANITE STATE SOLAR We are proud members of CENH and believe we can create a more successful energy future for NH...the importance of clean energy for our state is simple: it’s the best choice to ensure energy security, price stability and affordability, environmental protection and job growth in New Hampshire. JACK KENWORTHY HEAD OF DEVELOPMENT, WALDEN GREEN ENERGY BECOME A MEMBER Show your support by becoming a member and joining us in the fight to build a cleaner, greener Granite State! JOIN OUR COALITION
- WOOD ENERGY COUNCIL | Clean Energy NH
MODERN WOOD HEAT Save 30% on your heating bill and reduce your carbon footprint 50%! VISIT THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE Check out our map of installed modern wood heating systems! Continue Wood for warmth embodies New Hampshire Audubon’s commitment to caring for the climate and sustaining forest management that supports diverse habitat. LEARN MORE Homeowners chose Automated Wood Heat for its reliability, convenience, and benefits to the climate and their community. LEARN MORE Private landowners are the passionate stewards of our forested landscape. By switching to Automated Wood Heat, you can help secure a viable economic future for family-owned forests. LEARN MORE Switching from oil to Automated Wood Heat brings back meaningful jobs to our communities, cares for our climate, and helps maintain our forested landscape. LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR INVOLVEMENT In 2018, Clean Energy NH became a supporter of the Feel Good Heat initiative. Feel Good Heat is a collaborative effort by environmental and community development non-profits, wood pellet producers, and Automated Wood Heat systems distributors across New England and New York. Together, we’re growing energy independence here at home, creating local jobs and supporting our forested landscape. Clean Energy NH assumed stewardship of the established NH Wood Energy Council in 2017. The Council serves to provide professional guidance and technical assistance to commercial entities on conversions to modern wood heating systems. This team of people includes individuals, organizations, NH businesses, industry associations and non-profits interested in the sustainable use of forest resources, development of renewable energy alternatives, from regional and community agencies sustaining local economies and meeting social needs, and from State and Federal agencies interested in maintaining and expanding the economic benefits from the state’s forest resources. LEARN ABOUT BIOMASS View Clean Energy NH's extensive resource database on modern biomass heating here ! Connect with our biomass business members here !
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