Energy + Environment

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Senate approves environmental protection for coastal marshlands

BY: - April 22, 2021

In a unanimous vote, the Senate passed a proposal on Thursday to protect fragile marshlands in the state’s coastal region. House Bill 184 would prevent people from taking jet skis within 300 feet of the Rye estuary and the New Castle back channel, areas that are environmentally sensitive. Jet skis have been banned from the […]

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Commentary: Celebrating Earth Day with a gender justice lens

BY: and - April 20, 2021

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 gender justice without climate justice, and there is no climate justice without gender justice — yet not all feminists and environmentalists are aware of how interconnected our fights for justice are. […]

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

BY: - April 16, 2021

A proposal to create a new Department of Energy would be a major overhaul of how energy policy is made and regulated in New Hampshire. Clean-energy advocates are eager for change. With energy policy and regulation spread between various state agencies, some key decisions and the allocation of funding have been delayed for years, leaving […]

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Future of state’s energy efficiency efforts in jeopardy

BY: - April 14, 2021

Last year, the state’s utilities reached a rare – and unanimous – agreement with clean energy, environmental, and consumer advocates on the future of the state’s energy efficiency plan. The plan laid out goals to reduce electricity usage by 4.5% and natural gas by 2.8% by 2023. Consumer savings from efficiency improvements, such as new […]