Northern Pass on the Brink: A Ratepayers’ Lament

NH’s consumer advocate weighs in on Northern Pass. “If you dislike Northern Pass, you should dislike ‘New England Clean Energy Connect’ even more.  That’s CMP’s rival project – which would, if built, do to pristine areas in Maine’s rural Franklin and Somerset counties exactly what Northern Pass would do to similar locations in the Granite State.”

Look To Lawmakers As Income Inequality in NH Keeps Growing

We must live within our means, but we keep cutting those means to the help the biggest businesses and the wealthiest citizens. No wonder NH’s income inequality is the fastest growing in the country.

Opponents To OffShore Drilling To Rally in Concord March 5

Opponents to offshore drilling are planning to rally outside the official public meeting today (Monday, March 5) outside at the Holiday Inn, from at 3 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the corner of Main and Centre Streets in Downtown Concord. Inside the Holiday Inn from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m., the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management will host a public meeting.

Maine Gov. LePage Indicates Mass. May Have Already Moved On From Northern Pass

In Maine, Gov. Paul LePage’s State-of-the-State speech Tuesday night, he said “people from Massachusetts are coming this week to see if we are serious about allowing a transmission line that is only about 40 miles that we need (to) connect into an infrastructure that we already have.”

Just Another Routine Thursday for New Hampshire Ratepayers

One would hope that the SEC’s decision would point Eversource and other industry payers in the direction of more local and small-scale projects when it comes to needed improvements to our energy infrastructure.  Energy efficiency, demand response, micro-grids, battery storage, and small-scale generation facilities are the kind of infrastructure that does not require SEC approval, yet all count.