Energy + Environment

Energy costs could keep climbing amid ongoing market volatility

BY: - December 7, 2022

A tanker full of liquefied natural gas heads to New England’s largest electricity generator. Then, it abruptly changes course, abandoning its North American contract for a higher bidder in Europe. Scenarios like this are driving up energy costs across New England, experts warn. And that makes it nearly impossible to predict just how expensive electricity […]

Updated fees for Cannon approved for 2022-2023 ski season

BY: - November 30, 2022

Same-day adult lift tickets for Cannon will increase by $5 for both adults and seniors this ski season, after approval this month from a key legislative committee. The new rates were approved after lawmakers pushed back on initial plans by the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources for bigger increases for seniors, residents, and state […]

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$6.2 million for weatherization assistance approved by Executive Council

BY: - November 28, 2022

The state will receive $6.2 million in federal money for its weatherization assistance program, following approval from the Executive Council last week.  The money comes ahead of a particularly expensive winter heating season, according to projections from the U.S. Energy Information Administration that found households heating with natural gas could see almost a 30 percent […]

Amid a major federal investment in electric cars, it’s time for states to step up, advocates say

BY: - November 28, 2022

For years, electric vehicles posed something of a chicken-and-egg problem.  Mass adoption, seen as critical to cutting the largest single source of U.S. carbon emissions, couldn’t happen until the infrastructure to allow drivers to recharge wherever they were heading was in place. And those charging stations weren’t coming until more drivers switched to plug-in electric […]

Talking energy with the new head of the NH Electric Co-op

BY: - November 24, 2022

The New Hampshire Electric Cooperative has a new president. Alyssa Clemsen Roberts started in September as energy rates had begun skyrocketing and many in the state worried how they would afford their electric bills during an exceptionally expensive winter.  Clemsen Roberts, who replaces outgoing President Steve Camerino, spoke with the Bulletin last month about the […]

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Cannon Ski Area online ticketing platform approved

BY: - November 8, 2022

Cannon Mountain is looking to implement a new cloud-based ski lift ticketing system this month, after a state Parks and Recreation proposal was approved by the Executive Council last week. That system will allow the mountain to use reloadable RFID cards, which will be designed and operated by Colorado-based contractor Entabeni Systems, according to the […]

Climate funding could suffer in the farm bill under GOP control of Congress

BY: - November 7, 2022

WASHINGTON – Republicans who may be taking control of Congress in the midterm elections have not been very specific about many policy goals – but the farm bill is an exception. Members of the GOP in the U.S. House and Senate are sending strong signals they want to strip climate funding from the massive legislation […]

New Hampshire to receive $104 million for energy rebates and fuel assistance 

BY: - November 2, 2022

This article and headline were updated at 11:10 a.m. on Nov. 3, 2022, to correct the amount of fuel assistance New Hampshire is receiving.  New Hampshire will receive nearly $104 million for energy rebates and fuel assistance, according to announcements from the U.S. Department of Energy and the state’s congressional delegation on Wednesday.  Around $70 […]

Mount Washington Commission to vote on master plan Friday

BY: - October 27, 2022

The Mount Washington Commission is scheduled to vote on the master plan for the mountain’s summit during a meeting Friday. The planning document sets a course for the mountain’s future, and attempts to balance tourism and environmental protection. A new plan is supposed to be completed every 10 years, but the last iteration was completed […]

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$16.8 million for repair of state-owned dams approved by Executive Council

BY: - October 26, 2022

The Executive Council last week approved almost $17 million for the repair and reconstruction of state-owned dams. The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services now has permission to contract with four firms to complete the work, funded by a combination of state and federal dollars. Repair projects must be completed by Dec. 31, 2026, the […]

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New Hampshire heating fuel reserves remain low

BY: - October 24, 2022

Heating fuel reserves in New Hampshire remain low, at around 60 percent of the average level over the past five years, according to the state’s Department of Energy. In August, the U.S. Department of Energy wrote a letter to the six New England governors urging them to shore up home oil supplies to avoid shortages […]

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Outreach on energy and food assistance approved by Executive Council

BY: - October 19, 2022

The Executive Council approved a request Wednesday from the Department of Health and Human Services to share information with the state’s five Community Action Program agencies so they can contact households about food and fuel assistance ahead of an expensive heating season. The department is now authorized to share names, mailing and e-mail addresses, and […]