Please be invited to join a NH statewide meeting on Monday, February 8th, 4pm-5pm. (See bottom for meeting access.) Meeting Purpose: to convene and organize statewide in preparation for the legislative hearing on House Bill 315 (aka, “Monopoly Protection Act,” bill gutting the Community Power Law). Please be invited to extend this invitation to […]
The Community Power Law, signed by Governor Sununu in 2019 with bipartisan support, enables cities and towns to choose where their electricity comes from. This law holds potential for communities to save on energy costs, increase local control and resilience, and generate more renewable energy.
Eversource is now pushing for legislation (House Bill 315) that […]
NH’s New Aggregation Law & Lessons From National Leaders
Title: Community Power – NH’s New Aggregation Law and Lessons from National Leaders When: Monday, November 4, 12:00pm Eastern Time Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5224880756834988812 Blurb: Senate Bill 286, the Community Power Law (relative to municipal aggregation) went […]
Helping VT Reach Renewable Energy Goal Set for 2050
By Dee Gish, Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission
In 2011 the Vermont Comprehensive Energy Plan (CEP) established the ambitious goals of obtaining 90% of Vermont’s total energy from renewable sources by 2050 and 25% of all energy produced in-state by 2025. The CEP […]
Bennington, VT Church Joins the Solar Energy Community
By N. R. Mallery
On May 19, 2015, Solar Pro of Arlington, Vermont completed the installation of 72 roof-mounted solar panels on the Second Congregational Church UCC (SCC) on Hillside Street in Bennington, Vermont. Solar power is expected to produce approximately 20,500 kWh of energy annually, resulting […]
Solaflect dual axis suspension PV trackers were used to make clean, renewable energy for the town buildings in Norwich, Vermont. Photo courtesy of Solaflect.
By George Harvey
News has come that the town of Norwich, Vermont has achieved a remarkable goal. All of its municipal buildings are powered 100% from local solar […]
By George Harvey
In the pursuit of community resilience, one of the most active communities in New England is unquestionably Plymouth, New Hampshire. The Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative (PAREI) is a leading organization in this pursuit. Co-Director Sandra Jones says, “PAREI’s goal is for every resident in the town to consider the issue of […]
By George Harvey
The Brattleboro, Vermont Energy Committee recently formed an Integrated Energy Systems subcommittee with the purpose of investigating such solutions as microgrids and the technologies that might be used with them. A microgrid is a system that has its own generating and storage capacity, with a potential to operate independently of the […]
Green Mtn. Community Solar in Groton, VT
Local high school and college students who helped build the project are, left to right, Natalie Page, Rowan Johnston-McWilliams, Zac Bergh, Tiernan Johnston-McWilliams, Hector Soveren, Jake LaVaude, Caleb Genereaux and Eli LaVaude.
Thirteen Vermont families, Wells River Savings Bank and Catamount Film and Arts have collaborated with […]
This 150kW Community Solar project in Brattleboro, Vermont, has been providing power to six residences and three businesses since October 14th, 2014. Photo courtesy Soveren Solar
By Daniel Hoviss Putney VT
Merriam Webster says a Game Changer is a newly introduced element or factor that changes an existing situation or activity in a […]