PORTSMOUTH — The new president of Public Service of New Hampshire said he sees a rocky few years ahead for New England — a time during which, at least for the short term, he expects the company's oil- and coal-fired plants to play a significant part.
The new president of Public Service of New Hampshire and senior executives with the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests have been meeting privately, hoping to break the impasse over the Northern Pass hydroelectric project, but that has yet to garner meaningful results.
A bill limiting the use of corn-based ethanol in New Hampshire, which earlier this session sailed through the House, will likely have a much tougher time in the Senate, as representatives from petroleum and engine dealers slug it out with the national and local biofuel industry.
BERLIN — The Coos County delegation will consider whether to give Berlin $15,000 from the county’s utility-defense fund to help pay legal bills in an assessment dispute with the owner of three hydroelectric dams on the Androscoggin River.
ALEXANDRIA — The last of three companies proposing to build a wind farm in the Newfound Lake-Cardigan Mountain region will come before selectmen tonight to discuss its permit request for a meteorological tower in town.
The U.S. Department of Energy will review about two dozen alternatives for the proposed Northern Pass project, including burying power lines under waterways or roads or connecting with transmission lines in neighboring states.
What can the Keystone XL pipeline do for New Hampshire? A lot, said a mix of union representatives, business people, lawmakers and U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown at a barbecue rally in front of the State House in Concord yesterday