Energy + Environment

How a landfill proposal divided a community and launched a statewide...

When Fred Anderson started coming to Forest Lake in 1977, there was no running water at the little cabin where he and his family...

Much to farmers’ dismay, sweet corn among bear necessities

Kristen May is anxious about bears, and she’s not alone. Along with her father, Howard Hatch, she farms 200 acres in North Haverhill. It’s a...

Liberty Utilities angles for 20-year natural gas contract

Last year, Liberty Utilities withdrew what had turned into a very contentious proposal to construct a large, expensive pipeline called the Granite Bridge Project....

Commentary: New Hampshire should embrace an offshore wind future

Last month’s celebration of Earth Day provided an opportunity to reflect upon how to build a stronger economic future for New Hampshire’s citizens based...

Mushroom foragers know how easy it is to make a mistake,...

Eric Milligan knows a toxic mushroom when he sees one. For the past eight years, he’s cultivated edible mushrooms on his Tamworth farm. And...

How national goals for reducing emissions could affect New Hampshire

Last week, President Joe Biden announced a national target of a 50% reduction in emissions by 2030, compared with 2005 levels. By 2050, the...

Lawmakers debate proposal to change funding for energy-efficiency programs

A proposal to change the funding mechanism for energy-efficiency programs was hotly contested in testimony before lawmakers on Monday. Some who spoke before the Senate...

Commentary: Celebrating Earth Day with a gender justice lens

As we look toward Earth Day 2021, we’re paying special attention to the intersection of climate and gender justice. We believe there is no...

What would a new Department of Energy mean for New Hampshire?

A proposal to create a new Department of Energy would be a major overhaul of how energy policy is made and regulated in New...

Future of state’s energy efficiency efforts in jeopardy

Last year, the state’s utilities reached a rare – and unanimous – agreement with clean energy, environmental, and consumer advocates on the future of...

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