NH Needs Sensible, Consistent, Long Term Energy Policies

New Hampshire needs sensible, consistent, long term energy policies that will continue to strengthen our State’s economy and support the growing use of clean energy technologies and efficiencies. No one organization or sector has all the answers. This effort will promote approaches that help ratepayers lower their bills; ensure more reliable and affordable energy; and secure the ability of homeowners, …

New Relationships – Next Phase for Listening Sessions

Merrimack Energy Listening Session at Able Ebenezer

In January of 2017, the NH’s Energy Future is Now partners collaborated with the Merrimack Chamber of Commerce, holding a Listening Session together at the Able Ebenezer brewery in Merrimack. This collaboration brought together a group more oriented toward the needs of business owners, while still engaging a diverse range of interests in the conversation. This slightly modified approach was …

Clean Energy in New Hampshire is Critical

Learn how NH’s largest city benefits from the investments they’ve made in energy efficiency. “Promoting and advancing clean energy in New Hampshire is critical to reducing electric rates, to our workforce, and to our economy.”

New Hampshire has a Great Opportunity

“New Hampshire has a great opportunity to continue to develop affordable renewable energy resources. This provides energy independence, good paying jobs and environmental protection.”

Lyme, NH

Lyme School, New Hampshire

The town of Lyme in New Hampshire’s Upper Valley has been a leader in clean energy initiatives not just locally but nationally too. According to members of the Town’s Energy Committee, Lyme was one of the country’s early adopters of heating a municipal building with bulk wood pellets. In addition to the residential support for solar, the Town embraced wood …

Nashua, NH

Nashua, NH Hydroelectric Facility

The City of Nashua has a forward thinking clean energy solution benefiting from natural resources in their backyard. One of the city’s biggest commitment to clean energy is with the ownership of the city’s two hydroelectric facilities, Jackson Mills Damn and Mine Falls Hydroelectric Facility. Both are fully operational and producing electricity to help bolster the city’s own supply of …

Londonderry, NH

Londonderry, NH LED Lighting

The town of Londonderry recently converted the lighting in its Town Hall building and parking lot to LED. According to Town Administrators, it was a small investment that didn’t add any costs to taxpayers and they anticipate the Town will see a return on that investment in under two years – with a cost saving of approximately $643 a month. …

Hypertherm, Inc.

Hypertherm, Inc.

Hypertherm, headquartered in Hanover, N.H., is a 100% Associate-owned, worldwide company. They provide cutting products and solutions with products sold in more than 60 countries. One of the many corporate social responsibility goals Hypertherm has implemented is to reach 30% improvement in the energy efficiency of their global business operations. So far, Hypertherm has saved $110,000 from new energy efficiency …

Cranmore Mountain Resort

Cranmore Mountain Resort

Cranmore Mountain Resort in North Conway, New Hampshire has a long history of sustainability. They were among the first ski resorts to use bio-diesel in their snow cats. Today, they are among the first in the East to add an electric/diesel driven snow cat to its mountain grooming fleet. The new cat uses a diesel engine to drive two electric …

Redhook Ale Brewery

RedHook

Redhook Ale Brewery located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire is part of Craft Brew Alliance and is one of only two publicly traded Craft Beer companies in the United States. “Redhook has partnered with our electric and natural gas utilities to implement energy savings projects that are great for the environment and our bottom line. By leveraging utility support and our …

New Hampshire Clean Energy Outlook

Clean energy has become a very important contributor to New England’s energy mix. As figure above shows, ISO New England projects that energy efficiency and solar are reducing the region’s energy use by over 10,000 gigawatt hours of electricity today, growing to 25,000 gigawatt hours by 2025. Thanks to those clean resources, New England’s annual electricity use is dropping for …