Environment and Clean Energy

Three Events Worthy of Our Time and Fun – Open your Calendars

Three Events Worthy of Our Time and Fun – Open your Calendars

Number ONE Movie Sponsored by Women’s Foundation October 12th,  5:15 at the Music Hall.   Number TWO Sponsored by New Hampshire Safe Water Alliance.  October 16 6:00  3S Art Space   Join us for a showing of National Geographic Film “Parched” followed by a panel discussion about water and PFCs […]

SB 129  Solar Energy for the future  Passed both Houses

SB 129 Solar Energy for the future Passed both Houses

Finally some Good News: from our Environment and Clean Energy Desk Great news…SB 129 passed the House on a roll vote, 222-84.  Now it heads to the Governor for signature. Dan Innis, Mindi Messmer, Kate Murrary, Martha Fuller-Clark all voted in favor of this bill. SB 129 will: More than double […]

HB 463  Groundwater Standards  Amendment to Bill

HB 463 Groundwater Standards Amendment to Bill

From Mindi Messmer our State House Rep Mindi needs us to make some calls or write emails – a letter to the editor would help too.  The vote is next week. The amendment to house bill 463 seeks to compel NHDES (NH Dept of Environmental Services) to take another look […]

SB 129  Strengthens Biofuel and Solar Industry  – We need some calls

SB 129 Strengthens Biofuel and Solar Industry – We need some calls

From Our Environmental and Clean Energy Desk: We supported this bill in one of our early immediate actions now we need more calling juice! Background – It was a bipartisan bill to strengthen both the biofuel industry (wood pellets and chips) and the solar industry. The House Science, Technology and […]

HB 511- Establishing a Commission to Study Environmentally-triggered Illness.

HB 511- Establishing a Commission to Study Environmentally-triggered Illness.

This bill sponsored by Mindi Messner has passed both the House and the Senate.  Dan Innis voted in support.  There was no roll call vote.  Dan Innis is quoted in April 28th Portsmouth Herald, saying “I don’t know if we’ll find an answer (to the source of the cancer cluster), […]

SB 129  Support Solar by Going to Concord

SB 129 Support Solar by Going to Concord

We need your help! Please attend this hearing to speak to the importance of solar and Class II to the state, the industry and to customers. Bill #  SB 129 What the bill does – increases the Class II solar requirements, removes a size limit from the residential solar rebate […]

SB 128  Electric Utility Restructuring

SB 128 Electric Utility Restructuring

SB 128 ( AN ACT relative to the policy goal of electric utility restructuring. ) – This bill is going to the full Senate floor for a vote on Thursday 3/23. This bill is very problematic because it gives utilities broad authority to undertake both large infrastructure projects and distributed clean energy […]

SB 129 Supporting Renewable Engery

Bill #  SB 129 What the bill does – increases the Class II solar requirements, removes a size limit from the residential solar rebate program and continues our job growth -62% in 2016 alone. SUPPORT – we support this bill Why –This bill would make several changes and improvements to […]

SB 129 – Increases requirements for solar energy

SB 129 – Increases requirements for solar energy

SB 129. This is a good [senate] comprehensive bill.  It increases the requirements for solar energy, and strengthens the biomass class to help keep our existing in-state biomass generation operating, both of which support thousands of jobs. The hearing is on Tuesday 2/14 in the State House, Room 103.