Dunbarton Energy Fair – April 1st

The Dunbarton Energy Fair will be held as scheduled.  Snow cannot stop energy education!  Enjoy the fair!

Dunbarton Energy Show

from Green Energy Times http://www.greenenergytimes.net/2017/03/31/dunbarton-energy-fair-april-1st/


Upcoming Energy Events

From Local Energy Solutions:

Webinar: “Policy Updates & New Insights” to be held on Monday, April 3rd from 12:00-1:00pm!

Join us for this month’s webinar as part of the Local Energy Solutions (LES) webinar series. During this webinar, we’ll hear from policy experts about the happenings in Concord at the State House and the Public Utilities Commission, just in time for “crossover” in the legislative session. You’ll also learn what to watch for as the current session finishes up over the next few months, including important features in the state budget. Next we’ll share some insights from the new report “New Hampshire’s Energy Future: Cost, Reliability, & Risk” and how this new information can help shape decisions and policies in the future.


Kate Epsen (Executive Director, NH Sustainable Energy Association)
Jim O’Brien (Director of External Affairs, The Nature Conservancy NH) 

Register here! 


Solar PV Information Session for PAREI Members
Wednesday, April 12th, 4:00pm 

PAREI will be conducting a solar PV information session at the site of a local solar PV installation so members can see an installation in progress. This will be an opportunity to meet the crew, see the solar panels, inverters and roof mounting equipment first hand and to learn more about interconnecting PV with your home’s electrical system, environmental and financial paybacks and details of NH Electric Cooperative’s “Above the Cap” net-metering program. Please RSVP to Adam Hoyng, PAREI Solar Program Assistant, alhoyng@gmail.com We will send you directions to the site at that time. 


From Vermont Energy Education Program (VEEP)

Energy & Action for New Hampshire Schools 
Thursday, April 13, 4–8 pm
Location: Audubon’s McLane Center, Concord, NH.

We’re offering a FREE one-day PD workshop to teachers, in collaboration with Eco-Schools NH. Explore NGSS and learn how to start an academics-to-action project in your school. $100 stipend available for NH Eco-Schools! Dinner provided. Read more.

Register here

from Green Energy Times http://www.greenenergytimes.net/2017/03/31/upcoming-energy-events/

Renewable Energy Coalition Calls For Compromise

In conjunction with New Hampshire Energy Week, pivotal compromise settlement positions New Hampshire to lead in clean energy future 

Concord, NH — As part of the New Hampshire Public Utility Commission’s (PUC) process to determine the state’s future around renewable energy across the Granite State, the Energy Future Coalition has submitted a settlement proposal with the goal of achieving compromise using a proven, data-driven approach to enable lower energy costs for consumers, continued economic growth and job creation for the state, and the opportunity to position New Hampshire as a leader for clean energy.

The Energy Future Coalition is an alliance of local and national solar businesses, energy industry representatives, and clean energy advocates seeking to find a data-driven, New Hampshire-specific solution that is good for local consumers, utilities, and businesses alike. New Hampshire policymakers demonstrated tremendous leadership last year by signing HB 1116 into law and doubling the state’s solar net metering cap — net metering is a policy that enables the right to self generation and fair credit for power sent back to the grid. The bill also initiated the state’s PUC to launch a 10-month proceeding to explore the future of clean energy policy in New Hampshire. As the PUC nears a decision, this coalition’s proposed compromise offers a path forward for the state to begin driving down energy costs for consumers and making the state more energy independent, while protecting ratepayers, thousands of good jobs, and continuing to grow the renewable energy economy.

“The solar industry is offering a significant, good faith compromise and a path forward to reach a more modern, efficient, cheaper grid that benefits all ratepayers and helps to lower our state’s high energy costs,” said Dan Clapp, Partner at New Hampshire-based ReVision Energy. “This common sense, data driven settlement will foster more innovation, enable more growth across our economy and create more clean energy jobs right here in the Granite State.”

“New Hampshire now has a clear, data driven path for utilities to collect the necessary data to lead to a more efficient, cheaper and more modern grid that will help both consumers and the clean energy industry,” said Kate Epsen, Executive Director of NH Sustainable Energy Association.

“Our brewery pulls in more than 50% of its power from the renewable energy generated by our rooftop solar array,” said Nicole Carrier, Co-Founder of New Hampshire-based Throwback Brewery. “As business owners here in New Hampshire, we’ve seen first-hand the economic benefits associated with renewable energy and believe this common sense compromise will help to foster clean energy growth, create more jobs, and grow the economy.”

To view the joint settlement proposal from the Energy Future Coalition click HERE.

from Green Energy Times http://www.greenenergytimes.net/2017/03/31/renewable-energy-coalition-calls-for-compromise/

Top Ten Reasons to Attend NY-GEO 2017

The Premier North East Renewable Heating & Cooling Conference

April 19-20, Albany, NY

Numbers 5 through 1!

#5  Hear Ken Daly, President, National Grid NY, give the Utility Consumer View of the Benefits and Challenges of GHP and learn about National Grid’s REV pilot project to use Geothermal instead of natural gas for new heating customers

#4   Help Move the Applause Meter in the GeoStar Top Job Competition

#3   It’s affordable!  PSEG Long Island and Versaprofiles have donated to a grant fund – we’ll work with you to get you hereadmission help is available to Gov’t officials with no conference budgets.

#2 – $15 Million in NY Geothermal Incentives – Learn how you can access them

#1 – Wednesday Dinner KeynoteJohn B. RhodesPresident & CEO of NYSERDA

40% x 2030 (New York State’s greenhouse gas reduction target) with Geothermal Heating & Cooling.

Save the Dates Now – Check  NY-GEO.ORG for more details and registration information..  Meet the 200* key players as New York moves into the Renewable Heating & Cooling future.
Workshops are keyed to Engineers, Architects, Building Owners & Managers, Installers, Designers, Contractors, Consultants, Policy Makers and all who care about the transition to Renewable Energy.   AIA, PDH BPI and LEEDs Continuing Education Credits Available!
* anticipated attendance  – last year’s attendees came from 111 different communities in 25 states, 4 provinces and 5 countries

from Green Energy Times http://www.greenenergytimes.net/2017/03/31/top-ten-reasons-to-attend-ny-geo-2017-2/

Flying water taxis are hitting the rivers of Paris this summer

Parisians will soon have the opportunity to glide down rivers to get around the city, instead of riding in polluting cars. SeaBubble, a company creating flying water taxis, will debut their innovative mode of green transportation in Paris this summer on the River Seine. Think Uber, but for rivers – five people can climb aboard a SeaBubble and pay fares comparable to ridesharing services.

from Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingInhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building http://inhabitat.com/flying-water-taxis-are-hitting-the-rivers-of-paris-this-summer

Colombian town turns down $35B gold mine – prefers a clean environment

A small Colombian town just rejected a $35 billion gold mine project. Around 98 percent of the residents in Cajamarca said no to the mine due to concerns over the environment and water pollution – and Colombian Mining Minister German Arce doesn’t seem too happy.


from Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingInhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building http://inhabitat.com/colombian-town-turns-down-35b-gold-mine-prefers-a-clean-environment

Former garment factory next to NYC’s High Line to be topped with new green spaces

The Warehouse, a massive multi-unit complex a mere stone’s throw away from the High Line in New York City, is getting a facelift. A garment factory in a previous life, the 65,000-square-foot space currently houses a parking garage and art galleries. But Elijah Equities, the real-estate firm that is redeveloping the building, has grander plans.

With the help of the architects at Morris Adjmi, Elijah Equities is looking to transform the Warehouse into 100,000 square feet of office and…

from Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingInhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building http://inhabitat.com/former-garment-factory-next-to-nycs-high-line-to-be-topped-with-new-green-spaces