Month: April 2021

Lawmakers Debate Proposal to Change Funding for Energy-Efficiency Programs

Lawmakers Debate Proposal to Change Funding for Energy-Efficiency Programs

A proposal to change the funding mechanism for energy-efficiency programs was hotly contested in testimony before lawmakers on Monday. Some who spoke before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee blamed House Bill 351 for the ongoing delay of the 2021-2023 energy-efficiency plan. There has been no decision from the Public Utilities Commission on a … Read more

What’s up in Concord?

What’s up in Concord?

It’s budget season and I thought this update should be focused on what we’re seeing in terms of GOP policy priorities and budget proposals. Much to my dismay, we are seeing the return of tired policies that do nothing to improve New Hampshire or move her forward. For example, a spate of bills increasing gun … Read more

Coming Together in Community

Coming Together in Community

I’ve attended a lot of House sessions, HB Coop, and Hollis Town meetings. Through that experience, I’ve learned to listen to a wide range of concerns in times of controversy. From a legislative perspective, my biggest gripe with entertaining controversy-driven policy is that it distracts us from working on pressing issues. New Hampshire’s long-term structural … Read more

STEW Episode 1: Who is STEW (and what do we do?)

The Politics of NH Energy — Net Metering

New Hampshire House Science, Technology and Energy Committee members, Rep. Kat McGhee and Rep. Ken Wells, discuss Net Metering, the New England Ratepayers Association & the need for an agency dedicated to setting NH’s energy strategy with host, Rick Maynard.