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SEPTEMBER 2018 NEWSLETTER

In This Issue:

Stories & News:
-LES Conference Registration Open!
-Littleton COOP - Energy Efficiency in Action
-Solar Helps Squam Lakes Assoc. Save Energy
-NH Manufacturers Call for Override of Vetoes
-Peterborough Library Receives $300,000 Grant for Biomass Boiler
-House Speaker Gene Chandler: "Biomass & Net Metering Help NH"
Policy Updates:
-Veto Override Campaign Enters Final Weeks, Statehouse Rally Thursday
-Renewable Energy Fund Rebate Programs Open
Events:
-Warner, Sustainability Gathering, 9/5
-Concord, Veto Override Statehouse Rally, 9/6
-Drive Electric Week! Six Events Across NH!
-Holderness, PAREI & SLA Potluck/Movie, 9/19
-Mascoma Valley Energy Expo, 9/29
Jobs:
-Lyme Green Heat, Bookkeeper
-Resilient Buildings Group, EE Market Development Manager


See our Full Calendar of Events here.
Visit www.nhenergy.org for further resources.
Monadnock Energy Hub
launches new webpage!
Want to learn more about
Municipal Energy Aggregation
(aka, Community Choice Aggregation)? Check out this great report by the University of New Hampshire.
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Stories & News
Local Energy Solutions Conference Registration Open
Save the date for Friday, November 16th, and click here to register to attend the tenth annual Local Energy Solutions Conference.
The Littleton COOP - Energy Efficiency in Action
As a result of many new efforts to reduce energy consumption¸ the Littleton COOP has reduced per square foot heating costs by a whopping 44%!  It also reduced its electricity bill by 39%!  Some of these fuel savings resulted from some pretty standard procedures such as deep insulation in walls and roof along with triple glazed windows.  Converting to LEDs (light emitting diodes) reduced the electric bill.  But efforts to reduce energy costs did not stop there. Read more here.
Solar Energy Help SLA Provide More Conservation on Squam Lake
The Squam Lakes Association (SLA) in Holderness, NH will be covering most of the south-facing roof of their headquarters building with a 33kW solar PV system. The solar energy produced on site will provide 100% of the annual electricity used in the offices, workshop, gift shop and meeting rooms. Read more here.
NH Manufacturers Call for Override of Vetoes of SB 446 and SB 365
Legislators, timber workers, and energy professionals gather at Monadnock Paper Mills manufacturing facility urging legislative action to override vetoes of SB 446 and SB 365. Read more here.
Monadnock Ledger-Transcript: Peterborough Library gets $300,000 Grant for Biomass Boiler System
The Peterborough Town Library has secured a $300,000 grant for a wood pellet boiler to be installed during the renovation of the space. The boiler will be used both to power heating and cooling in the building, the first of its kind in the country to be used for cooling, according to Peterborough Town Administrator Rodney Bartlett. Read more here.
Union Leader: Biomass and Net Metering Help NH
Republican Speaker for the House Gene Chandler makes the case for overriding Governor Sununu's vetoes of two bills that would support and expand NH-based energy resources. Read more here.
Policy Updates
Veto Override Campaign for SB 365 and SB 446
 
Governor Sununu recently vetoed two bills that would benefit New Hampshire's local renewable energy economies. Communities across the state are rallying to express their support for a legislative override of these vetoes. Join fellow NH energy professionals and local energy leaders this Thursday, September 6th at 10am on the Statehouse Lawn to show your support for smart, NH-based energy policies. Download Fact Sheet for SB 365 and SB 446 here, and contact your legislators to voice your support NH's energy economy.
The New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission has approved Fiscal Year 2019 Renewable Energy Fund Program Budget. See Program Funding Allocations below:
Applications are due early- and mid-September, 2018. See Program Lottery Schedule below:
Click here for further details.
Keep up to date on Current Energy Legislation here.
Events
New Hampshire Grassroots Sustainability Gathering
Catalyzing Collaboration through Stories, Tools, & Funding
 
Where: Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum, 18 Highlawn Road, Warner, NH
When: Wednesday, September 5th, 2:30-8:00pm

Program:
  • Optional Museum Tour 2:30-3:30pm
  • Catalyst Conversation Program, 3:30-7:00pm
  • Friends & Donors Reception, 7:00-8:00pm
Register: here.
Details: here.
Contact:  Leigh Cameron (603-905-9915 / leigh@grassrootsfund.org)
Portsmouth Event
When:
Sunday, September 9th from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Where:  1 Junkins Avenue, Portsmouth (City Hall/Police Dept. Lower Parking Lot)

Plymouth Event
When:
Thursday, September 13, 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Where: Common Man Inn, 231 Main Street, Plymouth

See fliers below for events in New London, Keene, and Exeter.

Check out the DriveElectricNH.org and DriveElectricWeek.org websites to learn more and see up-to-date listings of events, dates, times, and locations.  This is your opportunity to go to an NDEW event near you, ask questions, kick the tires, and go for a drive in an electric car.  We think you'll like the ride!
Kearsarge Region Electric Vehicle Expo

When: Sunday, September 9, 12 noon-4 PM
Where: New London Historical Society, 179 Little Sunapee Rd., New London, NH 03257

Sign up here to get a free raffle ticket: http://www.uvevexpo.com
Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/799485313577875/
Sign up here to volunteer: https://www.volunteersignup.org/RWFRC
Kearsarge Climate Action Monthly Meetings
Kearsarge Climate Action is a group of concerned citizens with a primary focus on the environment and climate change. The group will be a monthly meeting, starting September 13, 12:30-2 pm, Tracy Memorial Library, 304 Main St., New London, NH.

Future meetings, held at Tracy Library:
October 11, 6:30-8pm
November 8, 12:30-2pm
December 13, 6:30-8pm

Further information contact:
 joykubit@gmail.com
Nordicskate@gmail.com(Jamie Hess)
See full events calendar here.
Job Posting
Office Manager/Bookeeper, Lyme Green Heat (Click for Details)

Energy Efficiency Market Development Manager, Resilient Buildings Group (Click for Details)

About the LES Work Group

Our mission is to provide collaborative guidance and technical support to Local Energy Committees & Commissions, municipalities, schools, and other political subdivisions seeking to reduce energy use, minimize energy costs, and/or reduce fossil-fuel consumption.  Consider joining our efforts: contact Henry Herndon for more information on the LES efforts and opportunities for participation.

About Our E-Newsletter: The monthly Local Energy Solutions E-newsletter is compiled and distributed by the New Hampshire Sustainable Energy Association on behalf of the LES Work Group. Learn more about NHSEA.
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