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  • A Week of Meetings | Conservation New Hampshire
    Transmission Line These meetings will be open to the public and are hosted by the Department of Energy While six of these meetings were originally scheduled in the communities along the preferred path of the transmission line per request of New Hampshire United State Senators Kelly Ayotte R and Jeanne Shaheen D a seventh hearing has been scheduled in Haverhill on Sunday March 20 th These meetings will feature both representatives from the DOE and from the Northern Pass Project All are encouraged to attend and with respects to high anticipation Plymouth s meeting location has been changed to the State University Each meeting will be divided into two parts the first being an informal discussion and the second half being a formal recorded comment section For more information including specific location and times please visit the DOE s Northern Pass information website at http www northernpasseis us index asp Tags Northern Pass Comment RSS Trackback Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply Name required Mail will not be published required Website Here Comes the Spring Thaw Water School Search for Popular Posts LCHIP Announces 2010 Grant Recipients 2924 view s MacDowell Colony A Haven For Animals Artists 2550

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  • Framing the Argument for Energy and the Environment | Conservation New Hampshire
    the latest polling of New Hampshire voters on energy and environmental issues what those results mean for elections across the political spectrum and engage in some great discussions about how candidates and policy advocates can move forward Aaron Goulette of Conservation NH presented the results of two rounds of polling of New Hampshire voters to help set the discussion in motion The results revealed that voters across party lines are concerned about the environment and climate change and expect their candidates to be as well However according to panelists Steve Marchand Michael Dennehy and Ken Colburn jobs and spending are amongst the issues foremost in voters minds during these difficult economic times not conservation While each differed in the specifics of their policy suggestions all agreed that the candidates who can successfully link energy and environmental issues to economic growth will have the most success at the ballot box and in passing policy Attendees of the event included politicians environmental advocates and business leaders Besides engaging in some great conversations with their peers and the panelists they enjoyed a great lunch provided by Hermanos Cocina Mexicana For a copy of the Conservation NH Clean Air Cool Planet poll results click here For pictures from the event see our Facebook photo album Tags Climate Energy elections environment New Hampshire Policy politics Comment RSS Trackback 2 Comments tantric says September 4 2012 at 1 06 pm I have to say that for the last couple of hours i have been hooked by the amazing posts on this website Keep up the wonderful work Mitchel Souvannakhiry says February 6 2013 at 10 49 am Shows how primitive some people are Just because the technology is new and you are clueless on how it works doesn t mean it should be blamed for crimes

    Original URL path: http://conservationnh.org/climate-energy/framing-the-argument-for-energy-and-the-environment/comment-page-1/ (2016-05-02)
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  • More Work, Less Waste – Looking for Low Carbon Fuels | Conservation New Hampshire
    Lynch from New Hampshire signed a Memorandum of Understanding to evaluate and create the framework for a regional Low Carbon Fuel Standard LCFS program On June 18 2010 Ohler gave an overview of the effort to stakeholders from the Granite State Clean Cities Coalition The group consisting of public and private sector partners interested in reducing reliance on foreign oil and improving air quality got a first hand view of the complexity and necessity of the program The LCFS framework aims to address just one aspect of the multiple factors that affect total transportation emissions fuel While driving behaviors and vehicle efficiency play major roles of course the LCFS framework looks to establish standards on the carbon intensity of the region s transportation fuel mix Certain fuel types from origin to output create fewer greenhouse gas emissions per unit of work than others and therefore have a lower carbon intensity By establishing a standard the states which adopt the LCFS framework could use it to lower the average carbon intensity of fuels over time thereby lowering total greenhouse gas emissions In addition by switching to less carbon intensive fuels such as those from certain types of biomass or electricity from locally produced renewable sources states could move gradually towards energy independence Of course the problem is a complex one and any solution requires dealing with the particular needs and issues of each of the states involved Questions without simple answers such as whether the framework should include home heating oil are under consideration Then begins the task of selling the framework to elected officials and the citizens of each state The next step of the process will include an economic analysis The final set of recommendations will be presented to Governors and Environmental Commissioners in early 2011 For more information

    Original URL path: http://conservationnh.org/transportation/more-work-less-waste-looking-for-low-carbon-fuels/ (2016-05-02)
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  • LCFS | Conservation New Hampshire
    bend the CO2 emission curve downward according to NH DES Climate Energy and Transportation Programs Manager Rebecca Ohler But just as the states of the Northeast created the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative RGGI to reduce utility emissions Read More Tags Climate Energy LCFS Low Carbon Fuel Standard NH DES oil No Comments Read the rest of this entry Search for Popular Posts LCHIP Announces 2010 Grant Recipients 2924 view s

    Original URL path: http://conservationnh.org/tag/lcfs/ (2016-05-02)
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  • Low Carbon Fuel Standard | Conservation New Hampshire
    major program to bend the CO2 emission curve downward according to NH DES Climate Energy and Transportation Programs Manager Rebecca Ohler But just as the states of the Northeast created the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative RGGI to reduce utility emissions Read More Tags Climate Energy LCFS Low Carbon Fuel Standard NH DES oil No Comments Read the rest of this entry Search for Popular Posts LCHIP Announces 2010 Grant Recipients

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  • Climate + Energy | Conservation New Hampshire - Part 3
    and NH Voter Polling on Climate Legislation in its offices on May 20th at 2 00 PM We all know that NH produces no oil and that every dollar we import to heat our homes and run our cars flows out of state and out of the US draining Read More Tags Climate Energy climate change coal New Hampshire polling No Comments Read the rest of this entry Working hard to block an energy efficiency bill Posted on May 6 2010 by Jim O Brien After only being able to garner 46 votes in the NH House for an attempted raid on NH s renewable energy fund it appears that PSNH and State Senator Betsi DeVries is working hard behind the scenes to hold hostage an important energy bill moving through the Senate in an attempt to undermine the House vote DeVries is proposing Read More Tags Betsi DeVries Climate Energy Manchester PSNH renewable energy fund RPS No Comments Read the rest of this entry The New Politics of Renewable Energy in NH Posted on March 12 2010 by Jim O Brien By Jim O Brien It is always interesting to watch how politics can get in the way of

    Original URL path: http://conservationnh.org/tag/climate-energy/page/3/ (2016-05-02)
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  • A NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION FOR THE NH LEGISLATURE: KILL THE DIRTY DOZEN BILLS OF 2012 | Conservation New Hampshire
    master plan for Franconia Notch State Park fully engage the public in the development process and ensure that the master plan addresses key issues facing the Park s future including its name the potential for leasing and specific capital improvements needed to sustain the Park and its use by the public As introduced this bill puts the cart before the horse HB 1222 To Weaken Protection of NH s Crown Jewels Our Lakes This bill would reduce the permitting fees collected by the Department of Environmental Services under the Shoreland Water Quality Protection Act This shortsighted bill would likely lead to further layoffs at the Department which could undermine water quality protection in lakes across the state HB 514 To Pre empt Public Access to Un posted Private Lands This bill would prohibit entry by anyone to private land for virtually any purpose without the written consent of the landowner Among the many unintended consequences of this bill would be to undercut the ability of Fish and Game the Department of Environmental Services Department of Resources and Economic Development not to mention most hunters and fisherman from enjoying accessing and monitoring the health of the state s wildlife and natural resources Our economy would no doubt suffer as a result HB 1428 To Gut the State s Renewable Energy Law This bill would make major negative changes to the state s popular and successful Renewable Energy Law Among other things the bill would give special treatment to nuclear energy and would fundamentally change the rules of the game that have led more sustainable energy businesses to start up and create jobs right here in New Hampshire HB 1490 To Repeal RGGI Leaving NH with All Pain and No Gain This bill would repeal the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative RGGI This is a repeat attempt by the House to jam through a failed anti RGGI effort from last year that was vetoed by the Governor and sustained by the Senate There is widespread support in New Hampshire s business community to stay in the program If NH gets out of RGGI the state will still have to pay for the program but won t get any of its funding or benefits back HB 1415 To Look the Other Way on Failed Septic Systems Today if your septic system fails your replacement system has to be checked by DES to verify that it will work better than the original one The existing requirement which DES just adopted in 2011 ensures that replacements for failed systems are designed by certified professionals and are installed properly This bill would eliminate DES s oversight putting New Hampshire s lakes rivers and estuaries at risk HB 1234 HB 1435 and HB 1436 To Micro manage State Agencies These three bills would establish a DES grievance committee in the Legislature to micro manage the Department of Environmental Services and the Department of Resources Economic Development They beg key practical economic and constitutional questions Does the Legislature want

    Original URL path: http://conservationnh.org/water/a-new-year%e2%80%99s-resolution-for-the-nh-legislature-kill-the-dirty-dozen-bills-of-2012/comment-page-1/ (2016-05-02)
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  • The Urban Wanderer | Conservation New Hampshire
    information on trails close to home Manchester Trails The state s largest city enjoys an excellent water supply in part thanks to the protection of land around Lake Massabesic All of that undeveloped land and the fire roads that access it provides miles of opportunities for hiking and biking Be sure to follow the rules as the land is in a watershed The city boasts many other great urban escapes from breathtaking views atop Rock Rimmon to the unique ecosystem of the Cedar Swamp Nashua Trails A wide variety of parks lures citizens outdoors in Nashua Perhaps the jewel of these is Mine Falls Park which offers 325 acres of recreational opportunities in the heart of the city Surrounding towns offer even more possibilities from the old growth trees of Wilton s Sheldrick Forest Preserve to the sculpture studded landscape of Brookline s Andres Institute of Art Concord Trails The Capital City boasts perhaps the most extensive mapped trail network of any urban area in New Hampshire Those seeking a gentle route can follow the Contoocook or Merrimack River while those seeking some elevation gain can climb Oak Hill Those who make it to the top are rewarded with stunning views from the fire tower such as the sunset over Mount Kearsage seen above Portsmouth Trails For many a walk along the historic Portsmouth Harbour Trail is reason enough to get outside If you are looking for more nature and less history at the Urban Forestry Center you can explore the transition from the fresh water of land to the salt water of the sea And in neighboring Rye Odiorne State Park contains the largest uninterrupted stretch of oceanfront in the state Other Cities and Towns Numerous other cities and towns maintain trail systems within their boundaries including Keene Londonderry

    Original URL path: http://conservationnh.org/land/the-urban-wanderer/ (2016-05-02)
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