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Franklin School District receives $200K for energy upgrades
Work the Franklin School District has done to make its schools more energy efficient is already paying off.
concordmonitor  positive  energyefficiency 
7 days ago by eversourcenh
Capital Beat: Clampdown could be coming for free-for-all inaugural spending
Attendees of Gov. Chris Sununu’s second inaugural ball at the mountainside Bretton Woods resort Saturday night had numerous ways to show their support with their wallets. They could have purchased $100 tickets for the meal, or bought out a table for $1,000.
concordmonitor  sununu  inauguration  contributions 
7 days ago by eversourcenh
Sununu decides N.H. shouldn’t be left behind as offshore wind farms become reality
Gov. Chris Sununu has joined governors in some neighboring states in seeking a federal study of offshore wind power, as a new study supports that technology’s ability to help New England cope with natural gas shortages during extreme cold spells.
concordmonitor  offshorewind  NH  sununu 
13 days ago by eversourcenh
Capital Beat: Governor’s inaugural address steered clear of several big issues that Democrats will push
As policy blueprints go, Gov. Chris Sununu’s inaugural address ran the gamut: opioid treatment, education, energy policies, suicide prevention. The hour-long speech covered a swath of territory familiar to anyone in touch with New Hampshire’s major problems.
concordmonitor  sununu  inauguration  energy  policy 
15 days ago by eversourcenh
2018 Stories of the Year: Northern Pass died – but the debate didn’t
In 2018 Northern Pass failed, except that it didn’t quite die and even if it did, a whole bunch of related arguments are going to continue for a long, long time.
concordmonitor  northernpass  sec  decision 
21 days ago by eversourcenh
Connecticut to tap power from Seabrook to generate clean energy
Nuclear power plants in Connecticut and New Hampshire made the list of electricity producers selected Friday to generate the clean energy needed to help meet Connecticut’s goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
concordmonitor  associatedpress  connecticut  CleanEnergyRFP  nuclear  seabrook 
21 days ago by eversourcenh
A look back at Gov. Sununu’s legislative wins, losses in 2018
Gov. Chris Sununu stormed to re-election this year, sailing by with high approval ratings and economic goodwill. But his legislative track record proved rockier. For Sununu, it was an agenda framed by several crucial victories and a small cluster of high-profile defeats.
concordmonitor  sununu  energy  policy 
21 days ago by eversourcenh
Day before a doomed vote, Sununu’s pick to sit on SEC withdraws
Gov. Chris Sununu’s nominee to the state’s powerful Site Evaluation Committee – a former Republican state representative and supporter of the controversial Northern Pass energy transmission line project – withdrew from consideration Tuesday.
concordmonitor  sununu  sec  appointment  vose 
4 weeks ago by eversourcenh
Letter: Northern Pass ‘nonsense’
FRANKLIN NH
To Dolly McPhaul (Monitor Opinion, Dec. 15): You said it all at the beginning of you opinion rant – “Sununu was elected, and is paid, by the people of New Hampshire for representing them.” Gov. Chris Sununu was open about his support for Northern Pass before the election, and he received the majority of the votes from the “people of New Hampshire.” Unlike you and others who are the most vocal against Northern Pass and what’s best for New Hampshire and New England, the majority of N.H. residents are either for Northern Pass and/or are okay with our elected officials making the informed decision. That’s why we have a representative government. Stop spewing nonsense and just get out of the way of progress and what’s best for New Hampshire.
concordmonitor  letter  northernpass  opponent 
4 weeks ago by eversourcenh
Dolly McPhaul: Sununu must choose between the people and Eversource
It is time for Gov. Chris Sununu to place his allegiance with the people of New Hampshire, where it belongs.
concordmonitor  op-ed  sununu  sec  northernpass  opponent 
5 weeks ago by eversourcenh
Letter: Vose doesn’t belong on Site Evaluation Committee
Gov. Chris Sununu has nominated Michael Vose to the New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee, which has the power to review the siting of new energy projects.
concordmonitor  letter  sununu  sec  northernpass  opponent 
5 weeks ago by eversourcenh
Lawmakers grill natural gas execs after Massachusetts explosions
Natural gas companies in Massachusetts are compromising safety by increasingly turning to outside contractors for pipeline work while cutting back on staff that would oversee these projects, state lawmakers said Tuesday at a hearing following September’s natural gas explosions in the Merrimack Valley.
concordmonitor  op-ed  naturalgas  columbiagas 
5 weeks ago by eversourcenh
Laura Magzis: Granite Bridge project would be a nightmare
Heartfelt thanks to the Monitor for Sunday’s editorial about the danger to life and civilization posed by the use of fossil fuels. I agree with the writer about the disastrous Trump administration plan to drill for oil off the coast of New Hampshire and other Eastern states. And it is certainly appropriate to call on Gov. Chris Sununu to take a stronger stand against this plan.
concordmonitor  op-ed  naturalgas  granitebridge 
5 weeks ago by eversourcenh
Letter: Beyond poles and wires
Thank you for David Brooks’s excellent story about Maine’s experiment with saving electric ratepayers money by relying on alternatives to old-fashioned investments in poles and wires (“Reinventing the power grid in coastal Maine – well, sort of,” Monitor front page, Dec. 4). But I respectfully disagree with Maine energy entrepreneur Rich Silkman, who said: “The problem is that there’s no advocate for non-wires alternatives, no entity that has a level of expertise that a utility does in looking at these broader solutions.”
concordmonitor  letter  DMo  OCA  energyefficiency 
6 weeks ago by eversourcenh
More young people are moving to N.H. from other states, study shows
There’s some good news for those worried about the graying of New Hampshire – more young people are moving to the state than were leaving it during the 2008 recession.
concordmonitor  positive  stayworkplay  survey  workforcedevelopment 
6 weeks ago by eversourcenh
Reinventing the power grid in coastal Maine – well, sort of
If I was going to redesign the national power grid, perhaps the biggest and most complicated thing that the human species has ever created, I wouldn’t think of starting in a quiet part of coastal Maine.
concordmonitor  grid  modernization 
6 weeks ago by eversourcenh
Grid able to generate ample electricity this winter, but don’t expect bills to go down
There are enough power plants, power lines and systems in place to provide all the electricity that New England will need this winter, according to the organization that operates the six-state electric grid.
concordmonitor  iso-ne  winter  fuelsecurity 
7 weeks ago by eversourcenh
Wet snow takes down power lines all over the state, with Sunapee area hard hit
Wet sticky snow brought down branches that knocked down utility lines and caused power outages throughout New Hampshire and northern New England on Tuesday.
concordmonitor  Storm  outages 
7 weeks ago by eversourcenh
Concord youth create group to destigmatize mental illness
A group of young people in the Concord area have formed an organization to help individuals and families navigating mental illness.
concordmonitor  youth  mentalillness  stigma 
9 weeks ago by chasingjade
Editorial: Kelly is right choice for governor
Today, in this nation, the fires of division are being fanned daily by President Donald Trump, and many midterm elections will be as much a referendum on him as on the merits of the candidates on the ballot. That, inescapably, is the case in this year’s gubernatorial race as well.
concordmonitor  editorial  mollykelly  sununu  energy  policy  climatechange 
11 weeks ago by eversourcenh

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