Energy + Environment

What does ‘beating the peak’ actually accomplish?

The summer heat waves have already begun, and so have the utility campaigns urging customers to “beat the peak.” Utilities often bill this as both...

Liberty wants to charge ratepayers $7.5 million for a project that...

Liberty is asking the state to sign off on a $7.5 million bill for ratepayers in connection with the company's efforts to construct the...

Legislature poised to act on large environmental policy bills

This story was updated on June 10, 2021 at 12:11 p.m. with new information. It was also corrected to clarify that SB 91 addresses...

Frustrated local leaders urge Congress to move faster on regulating PFAS

WASHINGTON—Local officials and community leaders on Wednesday pushed Congress to designate toxic chemicals that are contaminating drinking water as hazardous materials, which would trigger...

In landfill fight’s latest chapter, Dalton voters to decide on emergency...

This story was updated on June 10, 2021. 154,000 gallons of leachate were spilled, not tons. It was also updated to clarify that the...

Foresters, loggers grapple with loss of markets for low-grade wood

Burning wood to create electricity can be a problematic proposition. It’s often highly inefficient, it generates emissions, and it’s expensive. Without subsidies, wood-burning power...

By transplanting eelgrass, scientists aim to restore balance to Great Bay

This story was updated June 8, 2021 to state that current wastewater treatment efforts reduce nitrogen to less than 5 milligrams per liter. Great Bay...

Summer hiking season begins – and rescue season along with it

Memorial Day kicks off the summer hiking season in New Hampshire, and with it, hikers who need rescuing. If last year is any indication,...

Heading for a national park? The ‘biggest season in the history...

Leaders of a U.S. Senate panel this week extolled national parks for providing a respite during the COVID-19 pandemic, but cautioned that enthusiasm for...

Essential information about energy usage in the state is elusive, and...

When April Salas set out to acquire information about energy usage in Hanover, she was in for an uphill battle. Salas is the sustainability director...

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