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Correction: Northern Pass Story | New Hampshire News | US News
In a story May 24 about a panel upholding its rejecting of the Northern Pass energy project, The Associated Press incorrectly attributed a quote about the decision. The comment came from the committee's legal counsel, attorney Michael Iacopino, not its chairman, Martin Honigberg.
usnews  AP  SEC  hearing  appeal 
may 2018 by northernpass
Northern Pass appeal rejected; Eversource considering appeal to state Supreme Court
A New Hampshire panel has dealt another blow to a controversial hydro project, upholding on Thursday an earlier decision to deny a proposal over concerns that it would have hurt tourism and businesses in the state.
ConcordMonitor  AP  SEC  appeal 
may 2018 by northernpass
Eversource: Filing 'Fully Addresses' Northern Pass Criticism | New Hampshire News | US News
Eversource is asking a New Hampshire panel to reconsider its rejection of the Northern Pass transmission line proposal.
usnews  AP  SEC  appeal 
april 2018 by northernpass
Market forces are driving a clean energy revolution in the US - Chicago Tribune
Transforming U.S. energy systems away from coal and toward clean renewable energy was once a vision touted mainly by environmentalists. Now it is shared by market purists.
chicagotribune  AP  RenewableEnergy  fossilfuels 
april 2018 by northernpass
Regulators schedule new hearing on Northern Pass project
The Northern Pass power project is scheduled for more discussion among New Hampshire regulators.
AP  SEC  hearing 
april 2018 by northernpass
Solar farm rejected by Concord code officials
A proposal for New Hampshire’s biggest solar farm doesn’t pass muster with zoning laws in Concord.
AP  solarfarm  zoning 
april 2018 by northernpass
Massachusetts ends deal with Northern Pass hydro project
Massachusetts abandoned plans Wednesday to get its clean energy from a $1.6 billion hydropower project, dealing a blow to a proposal that has sparked controversy in New Hampshire over plans to deliver the power through nearly 200 miles of transmission lines across the state.
AP  Massachusetts  CleanEnergyRFP  EDCs  decision 
march 2018 by northernpass
Company behind Northern Pass project files for rehearing
The company behind the Northern Pass hydropower project is offering to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to ease concerns that it would negatively impact local communities, businesses and tourism in New Hampshire.
AP  SEC  appeal 
march 2018 by northernpass
Eversource customers to see reduced energy costs
New Hampshire's largest utility says there will be a four-month reduction in energy costs for its customers starting April 1 as it shifts to buying power from the wholesale energy market.
WMUR  AP  rates  PUC  approval 
february 2018 by northernpass
Massachusetts sticking with Northern Pass for now | The Seattle Times
Massachusetts officials have decided to stick with the Northern Pass project for now, though it will start negotiations with a second hydro project in a bid to deliver clean energy to their state by 2020.
seattletimes  AP  Massachusetts  CleanEnergyRFP  CMP 
february 2018 by northernpass
Paper mill plans to restart idled machine, hire 120 | Miami Herald
A paper company says it plans to restart a machine whose shutdown left 120 workers with a job.
miamiherald  AP  papermill 
february 2018 by northernpass
Massachusetts utilities to continue Northern Pass talks | The News Tribune
Utilities in Massachusetts have been given more time to decide whether to continue with the Northern Pass transmission project after New Hampshire regulators rejected it last week.
newstribune  AP  Massachusetts  CleanEnergyRFP  SEC  decision 
february 2018 by northernpass
Mass. seeks path forward after hydro project defeat - Lowell Sun Online
A week after New Hampshire regulators soundly rejected the $1.6 billion Northern Pass hydropower project, Massachusetts officials are demanding to know whether it is still a viable option for delivering clean energy to their state by 2020.
LowellSun  AP  Massachusetts  CleanEnergyRFP  SEC  decision 
february 2018 by northernpass
Vermont transmission project offers to replace Northern Pass
A Vermont-based electrical transmission project says it is ready to help Massachusetts meet its clean energy needs with its fully permitted proposal to move 1,000 megawatts of renewable electricity from Canada to Massachusetts.
WCAX  AP  SEC  decision 
february 2018 by northernpass
State regulators consider whether to approve Northern Pass
After more than two years of sometimes contentious debate, New Hampshire regulators are on the verge of deciding whether to approve the Northern Pass hydropower project.
AP  SEC  finaldeliberations 
january 2018 by northernpass
State Regulators to Start Deliberating Northern Pass Project | New Hampshire News | US News
New Hampshire regulators are scheduled to start deliberations on the Northern Pass project, a $1.6 billion plan to bring hydropower from Canada to southern New England.
usnews  AP  SEC  finaldeliberations 
january 2018 by northernpass
Renewable Energy: Renewable energy fans flex lobbying muscles in Massachusetts
Renewable energy advocates are increasingly spending more on lobbying to capture the ears of Massachusetts lawmakers.
Pennenergy  AP  RenewableEnergy  lobbying 
october 2017 by northernpass
New England gets over $1.2M in grants for fish, wildlife - San Francisco Chronicle
New England is getting over $1.2 million in grants from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to restore forest and river habitat for native bird and freshwater fish populations.
AP  positive  NFWF  grants  environment 
october 2017 by northernpass
Regulators to tour part of proposed Northern Pass route | The Seattle Times
State regulators are planning to tour part of the 192-mile (309-kilometer) route for the proposed Northern Pass transmission line in New Hampshire.
AP  seattletimes  bustour  SEC 
october 2017 by northernpass
NH Supreme Court sides with towns over utilities in tax dispute
The New Hampshire Supreme Court has ruled against two utilities seeking to reduce their property taxes in dozens of towns across the state.
Fosters  AP  SupremeCourt  tax  assessment 
june 2017 by northernpass
Energy giants, businesses among top Sununu inaugural donors
Two energy companies, a health care company and a law firm with dozens of lobbying clients are the top donors to Republican Gov. Chris Sununu's inaugural committee, each giving $25,000.
AP  Sununu  inauguration  contributions 
january 2017 by northernpass
18 NH towns seek more local control over Northern Pass siting - WCAX.COM Local Vermont News, Weather and Sports-
Eighteen New Hampshire towns are claiming state law gives local communities sole authority over deciding whether projects like Northern Pass can use local roads.
AP  towns  siting 
december 2016 by northernpass
Power Line to Link Canada, New England Gets Key US Permit - ABC News
A power line planned to run under Lake Champlain and link suppliers in Canada with consumers in southern New England has won a key federal permit, clearing its last big regulatory hurdle.
AP  transmissiondevelopers  PresidentialPermit  canadian  hydro 
december 2016 by northernpass
Court rules in favor of Eversource’s Northern Pass power line project
The Northern Pass energy project says a New Hampshire court has ruled in its favor in response to a lawsuit that said a utility didn’t have the right to bury a power line under a North Country highway.
NewHavenRegister  AP  lawsuit  ForestSociety  dismissed 
june 2016 by northernpass
NE News Digest -
The Northern Pass energy project says a New Hampshire court has ruled in its favor in response to a lawsuit that said a utility didn't have the right to bury a power line under a North Country highway.
TheTelegraph  AP  lawsuit  ForestSociety  dismissed 
june 2016 by northernpass
Court rules in favor of Northern Pass energy project | Miami Herald
The Northern Pass energy project says a New Hampshire court has ruled in its favor in response to a lawsuit that said a utility didn't have the right to bury a power line under a North Country highway.

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MiamiHerald  AP  lawsuit  ForestSociety  dismissed 
june 2016 by northernpass
Grant Ideas Sought For Fish and Wildlife - Valley News via AP
A program created to restore and sustain healthy forests and rivers throughout New England is seeking proposals for its next round of funding.
NFWF  ValleyNews  AP  NewEngland  grant  proposals 
march 2016 by northernpass
Offshore wind projects in US see renewed interest - AP via Miami Herald
Business leaders and politicians who gathered for an industry conference in Boston earlier this week said wealthy investment firms and seasoned European offshore wind companies are increasingly committing to projects along the East Coast. That, they said, is evidence a domestic industry dreamed about for nearly two decades is finally on its way.
AP  offshore  wind  windfarm  DeepwaterWind  renewable  CapeWind 
march 2016 by northernpass
Wynn, Somerville mayor trade barbs over casino   - AP via Eagle Tribune
Eversource filed a request Thursday with the Public Utilities Commission that would allow it to buy natural gas from the Access Northeast pipeline expansion for two decades.
EagleTribune  AP  naturalgas  pipeline  AccessNortheast  tariff 
february 2016 by northernpass
Eversource Applies to Buy, Sell Gas From Expanded Pipeline - AP via New Hampshire Public Radio
New Hampshire's largest electric utility is seeking permission to buy and sell natural gas from a proposed pipeline expansion.
AP  NHPR  naturalgas  pipeline  expansion  capacity  eversource  electricrates 
february 2016 by northernpass
150 file petitions to intervene on Northern Pass project - AP via Washington Times
Some of the petitions were in support of the plan and praised benefits of the plan including clean energy, business opportunities and tax revenue.
ap  SEC  intervener  NorthernPass  SiteEvaluation  supporters  opponents 
february 2016 by northernpass
Officials say New England will have enough energy through 2020 - AP via WCVB Home
ISO has said that another 6,000 megawatts is at risk of also leaving the system by the end of the decade.
AP  ISO-NE  FCA  forwardcapacityauction  naturalgas 
february 2016 by northernpass
Big New England electrical transmission project gets boost - AP via WWLP
Developer TDI New England said Monday it had received its permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the 154-mile project that is designed to carry renewable electricity from Canada to southern New England. The project is still awaiting a presidential permit. It has already won approval from the state of Vermont.
ap  wwlp  TDI  NewEnglandCleanPowerLink  NECPL  permitting 
february 2016 by northernpass
Massachusetts hydropower plan could spur imports to New England - AP via The Register Citizen
Without a hydropower infusion, Baker contends his state won’t meet its 2020 target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent from 1990 levels. Beyond that goal, the governor and other regional leaders point to a practical need to replace electricity generation that has or will soon disappear from the energy landscape.
ap  Massachusetts  hydropower  Pilgrim  coal  oil  retirement  powerplant  ISO-NE  NorthernPass  positive  positivemulti  costs  NEPGA 
february 2016 by northernpass
Clean energy effort moves forward with New England proposals - AP via Boston Herald
Several of the proposals call for wind power from northern New England, with infrastructure projects that could create hundreds of jobs and pump millions of dollars into the economy.
AP  BostonHerald  RFP 
february 2016 by northernpass
Plan to build backwoods hut in White Mountains fuels debate - AP via Concord Monitor
More than five decades since a backcountry hut for hikers was last built in New Hampshire’s White Mountains, a plan to put one less than 2 miles into the woods has stirred passions among some outdoor lovers who say the mountains are already overrun by wealthy out-of-staters who are trampling on a fragile part of the world and undermining the outdoor experience.
AP  ConcordMonitor  AMC  view  whitemountains 
january 2016 by northernpass
Last SEC hearing scheduled for Northern Pass plan in Lincoln - AP
Hartford, Connecticut-based Eversource wants to run a 192-mile transmission line from Pittsburg to Deerfield, carrying 1,090 megawatts of Canadian hydropower to New England. Backers say it will create jobs and lower costs in a region that pays the nation's highest average cost for electricity.
AP  NorthernPass  eversource  hearing  PublicInformationSessions  SEC  SiteEvaluationCommittee  positive 
january 2016 by northernpass
Buyer beware: Solar power may be missing key ingredient - AP via Penn Energy
But experts and regulators say there's a catch. Some of the biggest marketers of such deals are stripping the "green" benefits out of them and selling them elsewhere, leaving homeowners with a small discount on the same electricity they were using before.
AP  solar  communitysolar  green  RECs  renewable  vermont 
january 2016 by northernpass
Vermont power line approval big step for Canadian power - AP - Houston Chronicle
Eversource spokeswoman Lauren Collins said Friday the project's Forward New Hampshire Plan, announced last summer, is worth almost $4 billion and is a direct response to public concerns, including agreeing to bury more of the project.

"The Forest Society is not in a place to gloss over this effort nor to criticize given its years of well-publicized attempts to delay the project," Collins said.
AP  eversource  NorthernPass  tdi  NECPL  NewEnglandCleanPowerLink  SPNHF  forestsociety  permitting 
january 2016 by northernpass
FCC settles dispute over Northern Pass ads sponsorship - AP via SFGate
The investigation focused on 178 announcements aired by Dover radio station WOKQ-FM between May and October 2011. The announcements didn't say they were sponsored by the company proposing the contentious $1 billion project to run power lines from Canada to southern New Hampshire.

FCC officials say Cumulus will also enter into a compliance plan governing 195 stations nationwide.
ap  cumulus  NorthernPass  WOKQ  eversource  lawsuit  fine  FCC 
january 2016 by northernpass
NH panel sets public hearing dates for Northern Pass plan - AP via NH1
(This AP copy has appeared on multiple other outlets) Hartford, Connecticut-based Eversource wants to run a 192-mile transmission line from Pittsburg to Deerfield, carrying 1,090 megawatts of Canadian hydropower to New England. Backers say it will create jobs and lower costs in a region that pays the nation's highest average cost for electricity.
ap  NH1  NorthernPass  SEC  siting  PublicInformationSessions  openhouse  positive  eversource 
december 2015 by northernpass
State panel sets public hearing dates for Northern Pass plan - AP via Houston Chronicle
Public hearings have been set for January in five counties where the proposed Northern Pass electrical transmission lines would cross.
ap  NorthernPass  siting  SEC  PublicInformationSessions  positive  positivemulti  openhouse 
december 2015 by northernpass
Renewable energy efforts stymied by transmission roadblocks - AP via Foster's
(A prior tagged version of this story did not contain reference to Northern Pass) Hartford, Connecticut-based Eversource has proposed a 192-mile transmission line from Pittsburg to Deerfield, New Hampshire, carrying 1,090 megawatts of hydro-power produced by Canada’s biggest hydro generator, HydroQuebec. It was first proposed the project five years ago.
AP  NorthernPass  transmission  eversource  opponents  siting 
december 2015 by northernpass
Renewable energy efforts stymied by transmission roadblocks - AP via WTOP
“Transmission is the biggest long-term barrier for wind energy development,” said Rob Gramlich, senior vice president of government and public affairs for the American Wind Energy Association. “That’s because the best wind resources are often in remote areas on farms and ranches that are far from population centers.”
AP  transmission  renewable  wind  opponents  DOE  siting 
december 2015 by northernpass
State review process for Northern Pass project can start -
A state panel says a utility's application to string power lines from Canada to southern New Hampshire is officially complete, signaling the start of the project's review process.
NorthernPass  positivemulti  AP  Fosters  Canada  hydropower  SEC 
december 2015 by northernpass
Northern Pass lawsuit faces stiff challenge in N.H. -
A lawsuit claiming a utility company doesn't have the right to bury a power line under a North Country highway faces steep legal challenges against long-established property law, according to a legal scholar.
SPNHF  positivemulti  NorthernPass  AP 
december 2015 by northernpass
State siting panel: Northern Pass application is complete - AP via WMUR
"The SEC's thorough review process continues with a series of public information sessions and other hearings early in the year that will allow people from across the state to comment and directly participate," the company said. "We look forward to continuing our conversations with New Hampshire residents, and working together to secure our energy future."
AP  WMUR  NorthernPass  eversource  SEC  siting  positive  positivemulti 
december 2015 by northernpass
Northern Pass asks court to throw out Forest Society land lawsuit - AP via WMUR
Legal jousting over the Northern Pass power line proposal continues with a filing from the utility asking a court to rule it has the right to bury part of the line under a roadway in northern New Hampshire.
WMUR  AP  ForestSociety  SPNHF  lawsuit  NorthernPass  eversource  positive  positivemulti 
december 2015 by northernpass
Southern New England states work together to request renewable energy proposals - AP via The Portland Press Herald
Bill Quinlan, president of Eversource New Hampshire Operations, which is working with Hydro-Quebec to bring Canadian power to southern New England, said the Northern Pass project is ideally suited to meet the needs of the southern New England states. “We’ve been working on this for several years,” Quinlan said. “The timing of this solicitation is ideal.”
NorthernPass  BillQuinlan  positive  positivemulti  AP  PortlandPressHerald  RFP  hydropower  massachsuetts  TDI  AnbaricTransmission  NECPL  GreenLine 
november 2015 by northernpass
Forest Society says Northern Pass trying to use their land - AP via Foster's
A Northern Pass statement said the route is secure and that fact will be demonstrated through the SEC's review process. It calls the society's lawsuit irresponsible.
Fosters  AP  SPNHF  lawsuit  NorthernPass  eversource  SEC 
november 2015 by northernpass
Quebec premier pushes for long-term hydroelectric power contracts with Massachusetts - Springfield Republican
Hydropower is one of Quebec's main sources of energy, with the power generated from Quebec's lakes and rivers. About 50 percent of Quebec's electricity exports go to New England. Quebec has the potential to develop additional hydroelectric power, and it is looking to New England as a market for that energy.
AP  SpringfieldRepublican  HydroQuebec  couillard  northernpass  eversource  hydropower  Massachusetts  CharlieBaker  positive 
november 2015 by northernpass
Duke Energy Drops 45-Mile Power Line Over Carolina Mountains - AP via ABC News
Environmental groups, which thanked Duke Energy for the change of plans, joined with property owners to say the giant power line would have ruined views and disturbed the area.
AP  powerlines  view  environmentalists  DukeEnergy  naturalgas  coal  fossilfuels  renewable 
november 2015 by northernpass
Eversource files Northern Pass application with state panel - AP via CNBC
After vocal opposition to the overhead lines, especially through scenic areas in the White Mountains, Eversource in August announced it would bury 60 miles through the mountains and reduce the height of some of its poles. In Monday's application, the company said that after listening to people during public appearances since the August proposal, it was modifying 60 more power poles to address complaints about the impact on views.
eversource  NorthernPass  SEC  SiteEvaluation  permitting  AP  ForwardNH  positive  burial 
october 2015 by northernpass
Ripples expected from closure of nuclear plant  - AP via  Rutland Herald
The impending retirement of Massachusetts’ only nuclear power plant could roil energy markets across New England, leading to greater reliance on natural gas, driving up carbon emissions and putting more pressure on pipelines already facing bottlenecks.
AP  RutlandHerald  Pilgrim  nuclear  powerplant  retirement  naturalgas  pipeline  constraints  CLF  ISO-NE  diversity  wind  solar  hydro 
october 2015 by northernpass
Big utilities enter market for small rooftop solar - AP via Nashua Telegraph
These experimental programs are one part of a bigger, yearslong battle between the solar industry and utilities. Since 2013, legislation to limit rooftop solar has been introduced in nearly two dozen states.
NashuaTelegraph  AP  netmetering  solar  distributedgeneration 
september 2015 by northernpass
Selling N.H. power plants may not be settled with PUC decision - Seacoast Online
Even after the state's Public Utilities Commission makes its determination — possibly by the end of December — legal fights could follow over a deal that paved the way for Eversource to sell nine hydro and three fossil fuel plants.
AP  seacoastonline  divestiture  powerplants  generation  settlement  PUC  eversource 
september 2015 by northernpass
PUC staff disputes consumer savings from power plant sales - AP via Washington Times
Staff members for New Hampshire’s Public Utilities Commission say plans for Eversource Energy to sell its power plants could end up costing ratepayers rather than creating savings.
ap  puc  divestiture  settlement  eversource  generation  powerplants 
september 2015 by northernpass
Vermont city ‘solar capital of New England’ - AP via Nashua Telegraph
They announced the new designation Tuesday, saying a survey they conducted found that the city produces more electricity per capita from the sun than any other in New England. It follows the recent completion of the 2.5-megawatt Stafford Hill solar project atop an old landfill near the high school.
NashuaTelegraph  vermont  GreenMountainPower  solar  renewable  AP 
september 2015 by northernpass
Massachusetts Gov. Baker pressing lawmakers on hydro, solar power bills - AP via PennEnergy
Baker said one of the proposals would encourage Massachusetts utilities to enter into long-term contracts with renewable energy producers provided that the interests of ratepayers are properly represented.

Baker said the plan is aimed at helping Massachusetts tap into Canadian hydropower.
CharlieBaker  Massachusetts  solar  hydropower  canadian  netmetering  AP 
september 2015 by northernpass
$1.1 Million Going To Seven North Country Projects - AP via New Hampshire Public Radio
even New Hampshire projects are sharing in $1.1 million in funding to generate economic and community developments in the North Country.
NHPR  AP  northcountry  economic  development 
september 2015 by northernpass
25 years later, Seabrook remains pivotal in nuclear power debate - AP via Penn Energy
Over the 25 years that Seabrook has been in operation, it has been one of the safest, single-reactor plants in the nation. It had the fewest number of safety violations in the Northeast from 2000 to 2012 among those facilities, according to a report by the federal Government Accountability Office. Events that trigger a report can range from things like an employee unfit for duty to an ammonia spill. In March 2003, a plant worker saw a shadow cross his security monitor. An intruder alert was issued. It turned out a turkey had flown over the fence.
ap  Pennenergy  Seabrook  PSNH  nuclear  power  reliability  NextEra 
august 2015 by northernpass
Utility releases new Northern Pass plan calling for more buried lines, fewer poles, less power
Eversource countered that burying the lines would make the project too expensive. By cutting it from a 1,200-megawatt line to a 1,000-MW line in the revised proposal, the cost is still estimated at $1.4 billion, though that could rise, Quinlan said. 1,000 MW is enough to power a million homes.
AP  AssociatedPress  BillQuinlan  SolutionsAnnouncement  NorthernPass  SPNHF  JackSavage  ForwardNHPlan  positivemulti 
august 2015 by northernpass
Keystone XL: US review taking 5 times longer than average - AP via The Boston Globe
Former Bush White House officials who helped develop the policy say it was never intended that the final decision about a presidential permit would be delegated to a Cabinet department. The revamped process was intended to quicken permits for major public works projects, those officials said.
AP  bostonglobe  KeystoneXL  PresidentialPermit 
august 2015 by northernpass
Energy costs low in region conditioning, lowers electricity costs - AP via Nashua Telegraph
Costs are falling for some ratepayers, but it's uneven among New England states and the lower prices are in effect for only a few months. The U.S. Energy Depart­ment said retail prices in New England were higher in June and July than in the same months last year.
NashuaTelegraph  prices  AP  wholesale  energy  costs  naturalgas  ISO-NE  rates 
august 2015 by northernpass
Gov. Baker files bill to encourage expansion of solar power - AP via Boston Herald
Baker said his bill would create a program to continue to encourage the development of solar power after the state reaches its goal of 1,600 megawatts at a reasonable cost to ratepayers while promoting equitable access to solar energy.
AP  BostonHerald  CharlieBaker  solar  netmetering  legislation  renewable  NationalGrid 
august 2015 by northernpass
Can New England plug in to growing Canadian hydropower? - AP via The Portland Press Herald
Hydro-Quebec is working with Eversource Energy, based in Hartford, Connecticut, on the $1.4 billion Northern Pass plan to send 1,200 megawatts of electricity on mostly overhead power lines through New Hampshire to southern New England markets such as Boston, Hartford and Providence, Rhode Island. It’s one of a handful of current proposals to expand Canadian hydropower in the region
PortlandPressHerald  AP  NorthernPass  HydroQuebec  hydropower  hydro  TDI  ChamplainHudsonPowerExpress  NECPL  GreenLine  NortheastEnergyLink  eversource 
august 2015 by northernpass
Vermont family seeks wind facility on Swanton ridge - AP via
They are promising to learn the lessons provided by the development and construction of Vermont's existing utility-scale wind projects. And they note the dire predictions about the effects of those projects have not come true, said Martha Staskus of the Waterbury-based Vermont Environmental Research Associates Inc., which has been working with the Belisles on the project.
ap  vermont  wind  windfarm  turbines  renewable  energy  opponents  view  viewshed 
july 2015 by northernpass
Officials hope 1st US offshore wind farm will boost industry - AP via The Boston Globe
One hurdle, however, is that the renewable energy industry has to fight, regularly, to keep the tax credits and incentives it has, while the well-established oil and gas industry has tax credits it no longer needs, Jewell said. She said that should change.
AP  bostonglobe  DeepwaterWind  BlockIsland  offshore  windfarm  turbines  renewable  wind  energy 
july 2015 by northernpass
Northern Pass considering alternatives - AP via Foster's
(AP version as appears in Foster's and Seacoastonline)Organizers of the Northern Pass transmission project in New Hampshire say they are analyzing a long-awaited environmental report from the Department of Energy on the project, and have been considering proposed route alternatives as they seek feedback.
Fosters  seacoastonline  NorthernPass  ap  DOE  EIS  eversource 
july 2015 by northernpass
Northern Pass reviewing environmental report, considering alternatives - AP
(Original draft of the AP version of the story) The draft report from the U.S. Department of Energy was released Tuesday. It said the current proposal could have a negative effect on tourism, wildlife and property values, but would cost less than others. Public comments will now be accepted on the report before a final study is prepared.
AP  DOE  EIS  eversource  positive  positivemulti 
july 2015 by northernpass
Report: Northern Pass proposal could hurt tourism, cost less - AP via Houston Chronicle
(Updated version, runs in dozens of print and broadcast outlets) The proposed Northern Pass power transmission project could have a negative effect on tourism, wildlife and property values in New Hampshire, but it would cost less than other alternatives, according to a long-awaited environmental report released Tuesday.
ap  NorthernPass  EIS  DOE 
july 2015 by northernpass
Natural Gas Surpasses Coal as Biggest US Electricity Source - ABC News
Natural gas overtook coal as the top source of U.S. electric power generation for the first time ever earlier this spring, a milestone that has been in the making for years as the price of gas slides and new regulations make coal more risky for power generators.
naturalgas  coal  power  generation  DOE  nuclear  AP 
july 2015 by northernpass
New York sees strong growth in solar power installations - AP via
While solar power remains a relatively small source of electricity in the state, the governor says the rapid growth reflects state efforts to encourage renewable energy.
ap  NewYork  solar  RenewableEnergy 
july 2015 by northernpass
On gas, nuclear, hydro, Vermont ducks energy problems - AP via CNBC
All of it raises a question: Is greener-than-thou Vermont just exporting its energy problems?

"We need to take responsibility for where that power comes from and we need to make sure we are meeting our environmental goals in that energy use," Sandra Levine, senior attorney with the Conservation Law Foundation, said in an interview. "And that we're not just protecting our own very small backyard."
AP  CNBC  vermont  clean  renewable  green  energy  electricity  hydro  naturalgas  CLF 
july 2015 by northernpass
Firm Planning Long Buried Power Line Agrees To Lake Funding - AP via The Caledonian-Record
TDI-New England announced Monday it had filed with the Vermont Public Service Board an agreement it has reached with the Conservation Law Foundation to contribute $283.5 million over the 40-year life of the power line project to a number of Lake Champlain cleanup and protection projects.
AP  CaledonianRecord  TDI  NECPL  NewEnglandCleanPowerLink  CLF 
june 2015 by northernpass
Record Year for Renewable Power; Heat, Transport Stay Fossil - AP via The New York Times
The annual report released early Thursday in Europe by Paris-based REN21, a nonprofit group that promotes renewable energy, underscored how China, the world's top consumer of coal, has become a global leader in clean energy, too.
NewYorkTimes  ap  renewable  RenewableEnergy  wind  solar  hydropower 
june 2015 by northernpass
Eversource Plan To Sell Plants Filed With State - AP via New Hampshire Public Radio
(This version also appears in Foster's, the Portsmouth Herald, and other publications) Eversource filed the settlement with the Public Utilities Commission on Wednesday. It depends on legislation passed by the House and Senate; Gov. Maggie Hassan said she would sign it.
eversource  AP  Fosters  NHPR  PortsmouthHerald  seacoastonline  divestiture  powerplants  sb221 
june 2015 by northernpass
Poll: New Hampshire split on energy projects - AP via Foster's
The WMUR Granite State poll shows 18 percent of New Hampshire adults are very familiar with the Northern Pass project to bring hydro-electric power from Canada through New Hampshire. Among those who have at least some familiarity with the project, 42 percent support it and 34 percent oppose it.
Fosters  poll  ap  NorthernPass  positive 
june 2015 by northernpass
Poll: New Hampshire residents split on Northern Pass, pipeline projects - AP via Daily Journal
(AP write up of WMUR results) The WMUR Granite State poll shows 18 percent of New Hampshire adults are very familiar with the Northern Pass project to bring hydro-electric power from Canada through New Hampshire. Among those who have at least some familiarity with the project, 42 percent support it and 34 percent oppose it.
wmur  ap  NorhternPass  poll  positive 
june 2015 by northernpass
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