Jan 29, 2015

The New Hampshire legislature is considering HB 143, a bill that would make large hydropower plants eligible for renewable energy subsidies.

Mar 27, 2015

This week House budget writers drafted a new proposal for funding the Department of Transportation (DOT).  The proposal uses money from the Renewable Energy Fund and decreases funding for UNH.

Originally a group of four Republicans proposed raising the gas tax to fund a major shortfall in the DOT, but that idea fell flat in the House.

Apr 22, 2015

According to a recent study from Wallethub, New Hampshire is the seventh most eco-friendly state in the U.S.

Wallethub ranked states based on fourteen factors, such as air and water quality, carbon dioxide emissions, renewable energy consumption, and recycling.

Jun 17, 2015

On Tuesday House and Senate budget negotiators agreed to use $1.8 million from the Renewable Energy Fund for homeland security.


Jul 20, 2015

On Wednesday, July 22 the Executive Council will vote on whether or not to approve a grant for a large solar panel installation in Manchester.

Apr 13, 2017

On Tuesday, April 11 a House committee heard testimony on a bill that would increase state support for biomass and residential solar energy.

Jan 19, 2017

New Hampshire’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) requires utility companies to obtain a certain percentage of electricity from renewable energy sources.

Renewable energy sources include wind turbines, hydroelectric dams, solar panels, biomass plants, etc.

Paris climate agreement
Jun 03, 2017

Three Democrat state governors—from California, New York and Washington—launched a state-based initiative to independently uphold the terms of the Paris Agreement on climate change, hours after President Donald Trump formally announced that the United

study committee
Jul 10, 2017

When faced with a complex issue, the New Hampshire Legislature will often vote to create a committee to study the issue.  After meeting over the summer and fall, the committee is responsible for recommending any bills the following year.

Here is a summary of some of the major issues committees will consider this summer.


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