Energy

House Bill 454, currently before the House Committee on Science, Technology and Energy, proposes changes to the criteria that the NH Site Evaluation Committee

A new study says Eversource and Avangrid artificially inflated electricity prices costing New England consumers $3.6 billion over three years by scheduling deliveries on the Algonquin Gas Transmission Pipeline, then not flowing the gas.

Tomorrow (March 30), the New Hampshire Senate is scheduled to vote on SB 128.

Rapid Ecological Assessment of Bockes and Heald Reservations and Identification of Potential Impacts from Proposed Northeast Direct Pipeline, Produced by Kane Conservation, 9/2015

On October 15, 2015 the Forest Society sent to FERC a copy of the Ecological Assessement of the three Forest Society properties affected by the proposed project, along with a letter asking them to direct the applicant to undertake a complete ecological assessment of all of the approximately 40 conservation properties along the project route.  Click on the link below to read the letter and the Ecological Assessment. 

The power of natural gas pipeline developers to take private property using eminent domain will come under the scrutiny of state lawmakers this legislative session. Federal law dictates that any interstate gas pipeline which has won approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Committee (FERC) is granted the power to take land it needs for the project, so long as it pays fair market price.

State Sen. Jeb Bradley and PSNH joined forces on Dec. 26 and filed a petition with the Public Utilities Commission, asking regulators to suspend two regulatory proceedings regarding the future of PSNH power plants and the cost of air quality controls (the so-called scrubber) at the Merrimack Station coal-fired plant in Bow.

The following testimony was delivered by the Appalachian Mountain Club's Susan Arnold to the House Science, Technology & Energy Committee on Feb 12, 2013 regarding a slate of proposed bills, including HB 166, HB 568, HB 569, HB 586, HB 449, HB 580, HB