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Stories & News:
-Sustainable Hanover Launches Solarize 2.0
-Footage of Solar-powered Dover High School and Career Technical Center!
-Derry Councilors Say Sununu's Veto Keeps Town from Becoming Net Zero
-Dover Councilor Urges Net Metering Bill Override
-NH C&I Solar Rebate Program Maxed Out
-Catch Up on Modern Wood Heating Programs
-Webinar: Energy Storage Best Practices in State Policy
-OSI Renewable Energy Incentives List
-7/26, Lake Sunapee Summer Cruise w/ CENH
-7/23, Brightfields New England, Manchester
-9/19, 9/20, Radically Rural Conference, Keene
-9/12, Button Up Mason
-9/24, Button Up Wilton
-9/27, Bi-State EV Connector w/ GSCCC, Lebanon
-11/15, LES Conference! Save the Date!
-BCM Environmental and Land Law: Full-time Adm. Assistant and Marketing Coordinator
-NHEEP: Energy Educator for New Hampshire
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Stories & News
Sustainable Hanover Launches Solarize 2.0!
Sustainable Hanover is excited to launch Solarize Hanover 2.0. Now is an excellent time to consider solar---p.v. panels are more productive than ever, a number of financing options are available, and the 30% Federal Tax Credit will decrease after 2019.

Our campaign connects residents with four local installers - Catamount Solar, Norwich Solar, ReVision Energy, and Solaflect Energy - all of whom have hundreds of systems in Upper Valley homes.

To sign up for a free site visit, go to
Check out Awesome New Footage of Solar-powered Dover High School and Career Technical Center
Union Leader: Derry Councilors Say Sununu's Veto Keeps Town from Becoming Net Zero
Town officials are saying Gov. Chris Sununu’s veto earlier this month of a bill that would have expanded electric net metering has cost the town nearly $1 million in potential electricity savings for taxpayers. Read full story here.
Dover Councilor Urges Net Metering Bill Override
City Councilor Dennis Shanahan wants the Legislature to override Gov. Chris Sununu’s veto of a bill to increase the net-metering cap in the state, which would allow larger solar arrays in Dover and other communities. Read full story here.
NH Commercial and Industrial Solar Rebate Program Maxed Out
As of July 1, 2019, the REF Commercial & Industrial Solar Rebate Program (Program) has received applications for funding in excess of available FY19 allocated Program funds.  The Public Utilities Commission may create a waitlist for applications received on and after July 1, 2019. Read official notice here.
NH Business Review: Net Metering Veto Spreads Misinformation
The state is buzzing with the recent gubernatorial veto of House Bill 365 to raise the net metering project cap from 1 MW to 5 MW. But it’s not buzzing for joy, rather disappointment and, ultimately, confusion. Read full story here.
Catch Up on Modern Wood Heating Programs in NH
The New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission has been supporting modern biomass heating deployment for over five years. The program has supported deployment of:
  • 272 residential modern wood heating systems
  • 73 commercial and industrial modern wood heating systems
Learn more about modern wood heat in NH here.
CESA Webinar - Energy Storage 101 Part II: Best Practices in State Policy
States are increasingly interested in adopting energy storage policies and programs.

In this webinar, Todd Olinsky-Paul, project director at the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA), will review the major policies adopted by leading states, discuss their strengths and weaknesses, and identify issues that should be addressed as states seek ways to support energy storage deployment and the development of markets for the services storage can provide.

Policies and issues discussed will include procurement targets, rebates, efficiency plans, storage adders, grant programs, storage in net metering, virtual peakers, clean peak standards, resiliency initiatives and grid modernization. We will also look at results from some of the early-adopter states.

There will be time to address questions from the audience.

State Office of Strategic Initiatives Renewable Energy Incentives Page:
Summer Cruise on Lake Sunapee
with Clean Energy NH

When: Friday July 26, 2019, 12:45pm-2:30pm
Where: Town Dock, 72 Main Street, Sunapee NH

Join Clean Energy NH for our 2nd annual Summer Cruise! This year we'll be cruising aboard the MV Kearsarge on the beautiful waters of Lake Sunapee. Enjoy a lovely luncheon with us and network & connect with other members & Clean Energy NH staff and Board of Directors members. We look forward to setting sail with you! Special thanks to our sponsor, Unitil.

*Important: please arrive at the dock at 12:45pm, 15 minutes prior to our scheduled departure time of 1:00pm so we can board the MV Kearsarge and enjoy our full time on the water*

Directions (from NH I-89) to Lake Sunapee Cruises, Sunapee Town Dock, where the MV Kearsarge is located:

  • Exit 12 (from the south)
  • Exit 12A (from the north)
  • Follow route 11 to Sunapee
  • Follow signs to Sunapee Harbor*
  • *(from Rte. 11 – left onto Main St. at blinking light)

GPS is quirky for Sunapee Harbor (use 72 Main Street, Sunapee for GPS). It is best to follow signs on Route 11 for Sunapee Harbor and Anchorage Restaurant or try entering the intersection of Lake Ave and River Road in Sunapee, NH. Look for Lake Sunapee Cruises

Parking: There is ample free parking at the Town Dock.

Food & Beverage: A full luncheon will be served on board and is complimentary for Clean Energy NH guests; a cash bar will be available

Other questions? Contact us!

Brightfields 2019 - New England
When: July 23, 2019, 7:35am-4:30pm
Where: The Falls Event Center, 21 Front Street, Manchester, NH
Register: here.

Brownfield Listings is proud to present 2019’s premier solar energy development event in the Northeast— BRIGHTFIELDS 2019 – NEW ENGLAND — powering up greenfields, brownfields and landfills.

Brightfields 2019 – New England is a must-attend event for:
  • Landowners, property managers and communities interested in the development of solar energy on their land (rather than rooftops)
  • Solar developers seeking land for purchase or lease
  • Public and private sector professionals working in the solar space
  • Anyone motivated towards developing greenfields, greyfields, brownfields, landfills and Superfund sites into solar power generating assets
  • Anyone seeking to learn more about the application of solar power production onto the land.
US Green Buildings Council
Summer Chapter Meet Up

When: Tuesday July 23, 6:30pm-9:00pm
Where: Backyard Brewery, Manchester, NH
Registers: here.

Please join the USGBC NH Board of Directors at the Backyard Brewery in Manchester, NH for our summer chapter meet up at the Backyard Brewery in Manchester, NH

The meet up is free to attend and is open to anyone. NH USGBC members will receive a free beverage courtesy of the NH USGBC.

Please be sure to register by Saturday, July 20, 2019.

Radically Rural:
A Dynamic Gathering for Thriving Small Communities

When: September 19 and 20, 2019
Where: Hannah Grimes Center, Keene, NH

Radically Rural™ is an annual two-day summit that brings together hundreds of people who are passionate about creating vibrant, robust rural communities and are eager to learn, connect and lead the charge.

Six program tracks feature topics that offer strategic opportunities for transformation in rural communities:
  • Arts and Culture
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Community Journalism
  • Working Lands
  • Main Street
  • Renewable Energy
Upcoming Button Up Workshops
Town of Mason
When: Thursday September 12th, 2019 Doors open at 6:45pm; workshop begins at 7:15pm
Where: Mason Town Hall, 7 Meetinghouse Hill Road, Mason, NH
Refreshments: Yes
Presenter: Ted Stiles
Questions: Marina MacIntosh,

Town of Wilton
When: Tuesday Sept. 24, 2019; doors open at 6:30pm; workshop begins at 7:00 pm
Where: Wilton Public Library, 7 Forest Road, Wilton, NH
Refreshments: Yes
Local Partners: Souhegan Sustainability, Wilton Community Center, Wilton Public Library
Presenter: Ted Stiles
Questions: Sandy Lafleur,, (603) 654-1245.
See full events calendar here.
Job Posting
BCM Environmental and Land Law, PLLC is hiring a Full-time Administrative Assistant and Marketing Coordinator. See Job Description here:
NH Energy Education Project is hiring a Energy Educator for New Hampshire. See Job Description: here.

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