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Two Events Talk About Building A Clean Energy Future

In run-up to Earth Day, New Hampshire
communities charting clean energy future

PORTSMOUTH, NH – As Earth Day approaches, energy experts and residents of several New Hampshire communities are coming together this week to chart a clean energy future for the region at a pair of public events.

On Wednesday, academic and industry leaders will address “New England’s Energy Future: The Opportunities and Challenges of Renewable Energy Technologies” in a public discussion at the solar-powered Alnoba center in Kensington.

ENERGY FUTURE DISCUSSION (details)
Wednesday, April 12, 5:30-7pm
Great Room at Alnoba | 24 Cottage Rd. in Kensington, NH

  • Dr. Cameron Wake, UNH Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space & Josephine A.Lamprey Professor in Climate and Sustainability at the UNH Sustainability Institute
  • Phil Coupe, Co-Founder, ReVision Energy
  • Joe Harrison, Director of Clean Energy Finance at Community Development Finance Authority
  • Bradley Campbell, President of the Conservation Law Foundation
  • Dr. Clay Mitchell, Lecturer at UNH Dept. of Natural Resources and the Environment, Community and Environmental Planning, and Environmental Conservation and Sustainability

On Thursday, citizens and community leaders will come together in Portsmouth to launch Energize 360, a firstofitskind campaign to save money and help save the planet by providing citizens a suite of new energy efficiency and clean energy options at bulk discounts.

ENERGIZE 360 – PORTSMOUTH LAUNCH (details)
Thursday, APRIL 13, 6:30-8:30pm
Redhook Brewery | 1 Redhook Way, Portsmouth

Every participant in Energize 360 in the NH Seacoast will get a free site visit, a Home Heating Index score, and a comprehensive analysis of their energy usage specific to their home. Energize 360 offers energy audits, weatherization, solar electric systems, heat pump installations, and more, as well as help qualifying for all available rebates and incentives.

Energize 360 includes tiered discounts for consumers and pledges to fund clean energy projects in each of the communities of Dover, Durham, Lee, Northwood and Portsmouth; additional communities are planning to join the program. The funds available for community projects and the discounts available to homeowners and business owners both increase as participation in the campaign increases. The program ends June 30th.

Energize 360 is a partnership between Seacoast Regional Energy Hub, Seacoast Area Renewable Energy Initiative (SEAREI), ReVision Energy, and Yankee Thermal Imaging. The participating program vendors were selected by an independent committee through a competitive bidding process that took into consideration competence and cost. Energize 360 discounts cannot be combined with other discounts.

InZane Times: Offshore Wind–Alternative to Fossil Fuels, Nukes

By Arnie Alpert at InZane Times

After delivery of a couple thousand petitions to Governor Maggie Hassan, supporters of offshore wind energy development held a rally today at the State House in Concord.

Doug Bogen, Executive Director of the Seacoast Anti-Pollution league, who has been P8250059promoting the concept for several years, believes there is so much potential for energy from wind in the Gulf of Maine that it would be possible to “phase out fossil fuel and phase out nuclear power and replace it with this.”

Offshore wind projects already in operation in Europe, and one about to be put online off Block Island, show the technology is already available, he said.  “We know how to do this,” Bogen stressed.   

One important step is for Governor Maggie Hassan to make a formal request to the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to form a Task Force and stakeholder process to plan for regional offshore wind development.  That’s the point of the petition.

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P8250079The Federal Department of Energy has determined that the Gulf of Maine has a total potential wind power capacity in excess of 200,000 Megawatts within 50 miles of the coasts of New Hampshire, Maine and northeast Massachusetts,” the petition states. 

“Utilizing just a small percentage of this potential, combined with other renewable resources, could provide most of the future power needs of these states,” says Kaity Thomson of 350NH, which organized today’s rally. 

Representative Renny Cushing, who lives almost in sight of the Seabrook nuclear plant, chaired a legislative study of offshore wind already.  Now, he says he is “wildly enthusiastic about the potential.” 

Stephanie Scherr of Fossil Free 603 says she was energized by the successful struggle against the NED Pipeline proposed by the Kinder Morgan Corp.  After months of saying “no” to fracked gas, she emphasized how important it is to have something to say “yes” to.  Scherr gave an ironic “thank you” to Kinder Morgan for pushing people to think seriously about alternatives.

After the rally, participants went up to Governor Hassan’s office, where they wrote additional messages.

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If you haven’t signed the petition yet, you can find it here or sign below. 

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Powering Forward: A New Book About Campaigning On And Enacting Real Green Energy Solutions

Powering ForwardOver 97% of all climate scientist’s agree that climate change is real and caused in part by man. If we do not work to reverse the effects of climate change the temperature of the plant will continue to rise until all life will be gone.

Even with such overwhelming evidence a large majority of Republicans refuse to accept climate science and actively campaign for higher office against it. On the other hand, Democrats accept climate change as a reality, yet not all of them are willing to stake the outcome of their election on working to reverse climate change.

One gubernatorial candidate took a stand against climate change. Not only did it win him the election, it pushed Colorado to the front of the green energy revolution.

“I believe that a global crisis is looming on the horizon and that the United States not only can but must take the lead in addressing it, in large part through a dynamic overhaul in how we produce and consume energy. The well-being of people around the globe depends on us doing just that,” said Governor Bill Ritter, Jr.

Bill Ritter ran his campaign for Governor of Colorado on building a new economy based on renewable energy and lowering the state’s dependence on fossil fuels.

In his new book, Ritter talks about how he ran his successful campaign on building a new economy on green energy. After winning his election, Ritter put his ideas into actions creating a thriving economy in Colorado and creating thousands of new good paying jobs.

“An informative why-and-how book about preventing climate change by making the transition to clean energy. In straightforward prose […], Governor Ritter tells it like it is, showing what the challenges are, where we have failed, and why,” wrote Kirkus Reviews.

Every elected official in the United States should read this book. It is the owner’s manual to a new American century and clean energy economy,” said Robert C. Sisson, Executive Director of ConservAmerica.

“Governor Ritter shows how success will require rethinking not only our energy policies but also our politics,” wrote Walter Isaacson, CEO of the Aspen Institute.

 

You can pick up this new book by ordering here.

Governor Hassan Sets New Renewable Energy Goals For State Government

Governor Hassan Issues Executive Order Setting New Energy Efficiency, Conservation and Renewable Energy Goals for State Government

CONCORD – In order to combat climate change and save taxpayer dollars, Governor Maggie Hassan today issued an Executive Order setting new, aggressive goals for state government on energy efficiency, conservation and renewable energy.

“As a state, we remain focused on diversifying our energy supply mix and investing in energy efficiency and conservation – the cleanest and cheapest approach to reducing our energy bills. But we must continue to innovate and move our clean energy economy forward,” Governor Hassan said. “This Executive Order sets new ambitious goals on energy efficiency, conservation and renewable energy, which will help us combat climate change and save taxpayer dollars.”

This morning, the Governor announced the new goals at the annual State Energy Conference in Concord, where state agencies gathered to highlight state government’s successful energy efficiency and conservation efforts. New Hampshire state government has been working to reduce fossil energy use by 25 percent by 2025, and state government has nearly reached that goal. Over the last ten years, the State has reduced fossil fuel energy use in state buildings by nearly 21 percent, reduced vehicle mileage by more than six percent and avoided more than 10 million dollars in energy costs through energy efficiency and other measures.

“Because of our efforts, the state is conserving more energy, which is saving valuable state resources and helping to preserve our environment, but I challenge you to do more,” Governor Hassan said. “Given the growing costs of energy and the growing reality of climate change, we can’t afford to stand still. We must keep pressing forward quickly and aggressively to make a new energy future a reality.”

The Executive Order sets updated goals of reducing fossil fuel use at state-owned facilities by 30 percent by 2020, 40 percent by 2025 and 50 percent by 2030, compared to a 2005 baseline; reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the state passenger vehicle fleet by 30 percent on a metric-ton basis by 2030, as compared to a 2010 baseline; enhancing construction and renovation standards; and increasing management and tracking of energy consumption.

The State Government Energy Committee, a steering committee comprising representatives from various state agencies, will advise the State Energy Manager and the State Fleet Manager regarding the improvement of energy management within state buildings, operations and fleets, as well as the development and promotion of state policies.

The full text of the Governor’s Executive Order is attached and below:


STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

BY HER EXCELLENCY

MARGARET WOOD HASSAN, GOVERNOR

EXECUTIVE ORDER NUMBER 2016-03

(Supersedes EO 2011-1)

An order for state government to continue to lead-by-example in energy efficiency, conservation, and renewable energy

WHEREAS, the use of fossil fuels for electricity, heating and cooling, and transportation has a significant impact on public health and the environment, contributing to such problems as ground-level ozone, acid deposition, water pollution, small particle pollution, regional haze, mercury contamination, and climate change; and 

WHEREAS, the State owns more than 500 buildings and occupies 700 additional buildings, and operates a passenger vehicle fleet of approximately 2,000 vehicles, making it the largest energy user in New Hampshire with transportation, heating, cooling, and electricity costs greater than $27 million annually in 2015; and

WHEREAS, since 2005 New Hampshire state government has reduced its fossil fuel energy use by 21 percent per square foot, avoiding nearly $10 million in state energy costs; and

WHEREAS, the State is expected to avoid nearly $87 million in energy expenditures over the next 20 years as a result of a series of innovative energy performance contracts overseen by the State Energy Manager at the Department of Administrative Services and the work of state agencies; and

WHEREAS, the State, through the work of the State Fleet Manager at the Department of Administrative Services, has also reduced its passenger vehicle miles traveled by approximately 2.4 million miles since 2009, avoiding the purchase of an estimated 137,000 gallons of fuel and avoiding approximately $359,000 in fuel costs since that time, while reducing carbon pollution emissions by 1,200 metric tons; and 

WHEREAS, development of energy efficiency and renewable energy resources will help preserve New Hampshire’s valuable environmental resources; protect the health of our citizens; reduce greenhouse gas emissions, other harmful pollution, and energy costs; increase our energy independence; and contribute to the state’s economic vitality; and

WHEREAS, New Hampshire state government has a strong commitment and an obligation to lead-by-example in such areas as energy efficiency, conservation, and renewable energy, to save taxpayers money, reduce environmental impact, and demonstrate cost-effective solutions to citizens, businesses, and other government jurisdictions.

NOW THEREFORE, I, MARGARET WOOD HASSAN, GOVERNOR of the State of New Hampshire, in order to continue our progress in reducing energy use and costs, and the release of greenhouse gas and other pollutants, by the authority vested in me by Part II, Article 41 of the New Hampshire Constitution, do hereby order that:

  • A steering committee, referred to as the State Government Energy Committee (SGEC), shall advise the State Energy Manager and the State Fleet Manager regarding the improvement of energy management within state buildings, operations and fleets; and  the development and promotion of policies to expand the State’s lead-by-example efforts. The SGEC shall be composed of representatives of the Department of Administrative Services (DAS), the Department of Environmental Services (NHDES), the Public Utilities Commission (PUC), the Department of Resources and Economic Development (DRED), the Department of Safety (DOS), the Department of Transportation (DOT), the Office of Energy and Planning (OEP), and all other Agencies and Departments with significant opportunities for energy management, and shall be co-chaired by the Commissioner of NHDES and the Director of OEP.
  • To build upon our success in achieving significant fossil fuel and cost reductions, the State of New Hampshire shall, using a metric developed by the State Energy Manager and the SGEC to normalize for annual variations in weather and use, reduce aggregate fossil fuel use across all its owned facilities on a square-foot basis, as compared to a 2005 baseline, by:
    1. 30 percent by 2020; and
    2. 40 percent by 2025; and
    3. 50 percent by 2030.
  • The State of New Hampshire shall work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the state passenger vehicle fleet by 30 percent on a metric-ton basis by 2030, as compared to a 2010 baseline. 
  • The State Energy Manager and the State Fleet Manager, working with the SGEC, will develop performance metrics for specific building categories and vehicle classes that apply to all Agencies and Departments to ensure compliance with the targets established in Items 2 and 3 above. The performance metrics will be developed by December 30, 2016, and Agencies and Departments will report their progress toward achieving those metrics in their Fiscal Year 2018 Energy Conservation Plans.
  • Every Agency and Department having more than 15 employees or that occupies more than 10,000 square feet of space shall, in the submission of the annual Energy Conservation Plan required by 21-I:14-c, designate a coordinator who will be responsible for tracking the implementation of this Executive Order and who will serve as the contact person for dissemination of information on reducing energy and water use.
  • Every Agency and Department that is financially responsible for utility expenses shall utilize the utility management tool approved by the State Energy Manager, in consultation with the SGEC, to track its energy and water consumption and shall benchmark the energy and water use of each of its facilities in accordance with the recommendations of the SGEC.
  • Each Agency and Department will include in their requests for proposals for leased spaces a request that bidders submit a building energy score and/or a building energy audit.  If such information is not available, the ability of the Agency or Department to lease that facility will not be impacted. Starting by Fiscal Year 2018, the energy associated with leased spaces shall also be tracked, but the energy performance targets established above will not apply.
  • All new construction or renovations of state buildings shall maximize energy efficiency and renewable energy, and minimize fossil fuel consumption by compliance with the following criteria: 
  1. All projects required to comply with the high performance, energy efficient, sustainable design standard defined in RSA 155-A:13 shall also employ energy modeling during the design process and complete third-party commissioning upon completion; and
  2. Beginning January 1, 2017, any project managed by the Division of Public Works that affects fewer than 25,000 square feet or costs less than $1,000,000 shall comply with the requirements of a second-tier high performance, energy efficient, sustainable design standard determined by the Commissioners of the Department of Environmental Services and the Department of Administrative Services, in consultation with the Division of Historic Resources, the Division of Public Works, the Office of Energy and Planning, and the Community College System.  Such standard shall be reviewed annually at the same time as the high performance standard pursuant to RSA 155-A:13, and shall be amended as necessary; and
  3. The second-tier standard shall not apply to structures or projects specified in RSA 155-A:13, Paragraph II (b), (d), (e), (f) or (g); and
  4. In developing the high performance, energy efficient, sustainable design standard and the second-tier standard, provisions of current International Energy Conservation Codes and ASHRAE Standard 189.1 shall be considered; and
  5. All new construction projects included above shall incorporate a renewable energy component in their design if the cost of such can be recovered within the lifetime of the measure.
  • In addition to the criteria listed in RSA 21-I:17-b, relative to the purchase of electricity by competitive bidding, the ability to provide a percentage of electricity from renewable sources shall be considered when selecting an electric provider.
  • Beginning with the Fiscal Year 2020/2021 budget cycle, all capital improvement project requests shall require the submitting Agency or Department to complete an analysis of energy cost savings or additions associated with the project. This information shall be included as a separate line item on the submission form and shall not be combined with other operational cost savings or additions.
  • The State of New Hampshire shall lead-by-example in the adoption of new clean vehicle technology by pursuing opportunities to procure electric vehicles (EV) and plug-in hybrid vehicles for use in the state fleet and by installing EV charging infrastructure for use by state agencies. Where feasible and recommended by SGEC, state offices with more than 50 employees will also make EV charging infrastructure available for employees, with the energy cost associated with such charging to be borne by the users or suppliers of that equipment, or through other innovative financing mechanisms.
  • In recognition that more than 45 percent of carbon dioxide pollution in New Hampshire comes from the transportation sector, and nearly 30 percent of state energy dollars are used to pay for transportation energy use, every Agency and Department shall comply with the Clean Fleets Program (CFP) requirements as established by the SGEC.  The SGEC shall update criteria for the CFP no later than October 1st annually. The CFP shall include:
  •  A Clean Fleet Approved Vehicle List that includes vehicles that meet a minimum fuel economy requirement and a minimum emissions rating for new passenger vehicle and light truck purchases; and 
  1. A waiver procedure for requesting the purchase of a vehicle not on the Clean Fleets Approved Vehicle List; and
  2. Based upon recommendations by the SGEC, minimum fuel economy and emissions ratings for on-road medium and heavy-duty vehicles shall also be established; and
  3. A procedure to ensure that the appropriate vehicle is selected for the intended use of the vehicle; and
  4. A method by which the total cost of ownership of a specific vehicle is to be calculated, with such calculation including a cost of carbon factor. The SGEC shall provide recommendations on the cost of carbon factor to be used; and
  5. Vehicle purchase requirements that ensure compliance with the United States Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPAct), which mandates that a certain percentage of new vehicles purchased in certain areas of the state be alternative fuel vehicles; and
  6. A motor vehicle “Best Management Practices” guide, including the State’s anti-idling policy and additional measures to promote vehicle fuel conservation including, but not limited to: carpooling, teleconferencing, and improved preventive maintenance.
  • The SGEC shall develop outreach materials relative to improving energy conservation in buildings and fuel-efficient driving behaviors and disseminate that information to state employees via avenues deemed appropriate by the SGEC.
  • The State Energy Manager and the State Fleet Manager shall report to the Governor on an annual basis, as an appendix to the Annual Energy Report, regarding the progress on implementing the policies and the measures identified herein.

Given under my hand and seal at the Executive Chambers in Concord, this 6th day of May, in the year of Our Lord, two thousand and sixteen, and the independence of the United States of America,    two hundred and forty.

Governor of New Hampshire

Governor Hassan Urges House Committee to Oppose Legislation Prohibiting State Implementation of Clean Power Plan

CONCORD – Continuing her efforts to protect the environment and to ensure that New Hampshire remains a leader in combating climate change, Governor Maggie Hassan today sent a letter to the House Science, Technology, and Energy Committee in opposition to House Bill 1659, relative to the implementation of the clean power state implementation plan, which would prohibit a state implementation plan. 

“New Hampshire has long been a leader in combating climate change and cutting carbon emissions,” Governor Hassan wrote. “Through programs like the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), our state and region have reduced harmful emissions, created jobs, and encouraged innovation across our clean energy economy. The Clean Power Plan is an important step forward at the national level to address carbon emissions and climate change, and it is equally important that New Hampshire develop its own plan that meets our state’s needs, as opposed to having a plan imposed on us by the federal government.” 

As a State Senator, Governor Hassan sponsored New Hampshire’s original Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) legislation, which has brought numerous benefits to the Granite State, including reducing harmful emissions and helping to reduce energy costs, create jobs and encourage innovation in the state’s clean-energy economy. She also helped enact the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) law and consistently fights for clean air and water.

As Governor, she has signed bipartisan legislation to help maximize the benefits of RGGI for New Hampshire ratepayers, to update the RPS law and to establish a long-term New Hampshire Energy Strategy. New Hampshire also joined the Under 2 MOU in October 2015, a global compact among cities, states and provinces worldwide that supports the state’s efforts to combat climate change. 

“At a time when we need to continue the progress we have made to reduce power plant emissions, to reduce our energy usage, and to reduce risks and prepare for the impacts of climate change, this legislation would pull us backward,” Governor Hassan wrote. “Instead, we should focus on creating a robust state implementation plan that will continue our important work to combat climate change, and keep the planning process in the State’s hands.” 

In November 2015, the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office joined 24 states, cities and counties in filing a motion to intervene to defend the Clean Power Plan.

The full text of the Governor’s letter to the House Science, Technology, and Energy Committee is below.


February 2, 2016

The Honorable Robert Introne

Chairman, House Science, Technology, and Energy Committee

Legislative Office Building, Room 304

Concord, New Hampshire 03301

 

Dear Chairman Introne and Members of the Committee:

I write to you today in opposition to HB1659, a bill that would prohibit the Department of Environmental Services from expending funds to develop or implement a state implementation plan under the Clean Power Plan.

New Hampshire has long been a leader in combating climate change and cutting carbon emissions. Through programs like the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), our state and region have reduced harmful emissions, created jobs, and encouraged innovation across our clean energy economy. The Clean Power Plan is an important step forward at the national level to address carbon emissions and climate change, and it is equally important that New Hampshire develop its own plan that meets our state’s needs, as opposed to having a plan imposed on us by the federal government.

At a time when we need to continue the progress we have made to reduce power plant emissions, to reduce our energy usage, and to reduce risks and prepare for the impacts of climate change, this legislation would pull us backward. Instead, we should focus on creating a robust state implementation plan that will continue our important work to combat climate change, and keep the planning process in the State’s hands.

From our mountains to our lakes to our beautiful seacoast, New Hampshire’s natural resources are critical to our economy and define us as a state. Addressing climate change and the harmful impacts of carbon emissions are economic imperatives. We must continue to work to address these issues while ensuring that we have the tools to invest in new energy resources as we develop our own plan to implement the Clean Power Plan.

I respectfully urge you to vote this legislation inexpedient to legislate. Thank you for your consideration.

With every good wish,

Margaret Wood Hassan

Governor

 

 

NEXTGEN Climate America Report Projects NH Job Growth Through Clean Energy Investment

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As we begin 2016, a brand new economic report released by NextGen Climate America is giving New Hampshire a glimpse into the clean energy future –and the economic prosperity that it will bring to Granite Starters from Manchester to Colebrook.   

As further detailed in Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in the United States, efforts to cut carbon pollution and expand clean energy resources will create thousands of jobs in New Hampshire, increase Granite Staters’ household disposable incomes and help stimulate massive growth within the state’s economy.

Among the report’s key findings was the groundbreaking revelation that a clean energy economy will Create up to 8,000 additional New Hampshire jobs by 2030 and 15,000 new jobs by 2050; boost New Hampshire’s economy by over $1 billion by 2030 and over $2 billion by 2050; and increase New Hampshire families’ household disposable income by over $500 in 2030. 

This analysis confirms that transitioning to clean energy isn’t just good for the environment—it it’s also a key to ensuring a prosperous economic future for New Hampshire. Transitioning to clean energy will grow the Granite State’s manufacturing sector, creating 3,400 new jobs by 2030 and 3,600 additional jobs by 2050. Building out the clean energy infrastructure and facilities needed to power our economy will create more than 1,200 additional construction jobs by 2030 and 2,400 new jobs by 2050.

This study make clear that reducing greenhouse gas emissions by transitioning New Hampshire’s economy to clean energy is possible with existing technology. It will create jobs, grow the economy, raisehousehold incomes, and protect New Hampshire families against the worst impacts of climate change. 

The IBEW Is Helping To Clean Up The Environment Installing The Largest Rooftop Solar Array In USA

 

Moving away from coal power is an instrumental part of cleaning up our environment, and the IBEW is doing their part.  The IBEW recently completed installation on the largest rooftop solar array in the country.  The new array will produce over 6.4 Megawatts of power.

The development of ways to harness the abundant power of the sun, and other renewable energy sources is not only good for the environment, it is good for our economy.

This job alone employed more than a 100 journeymen level workers and apprentices. Can you imagine the number of new jobs we could create if we started installing solar arrays like this throughout the country?

Investing in our future is just one way that we can put people back to work, and clean up our environment at the same time.

(Video can also be viewed on youtube here)

IBEW Is Going Green With New Jobs

Jobs are slowly coming back. Now have unemployment at 7.8% nationally.  The Building Trades Unions have been some of the hardest hit workers in this recession.  When companies and towns are hoarding their money in the fear of economic collapse this means less money for expansion projects.

Durning this two year low some unions have taken the opportunity to train their workers for ‘Green Energy’ projects that are slowing gaining ground. Take for example these union workers in Vermont who are being trained on some of this new technology.

Green Tech Training Rolls Into VT.

“From solar panel installation to green electrical engineering the trailer is an invaluable educational tool on how to go green.”

The Green Mountain state is not the only ones who working to build a more eco-friendly electrical system.  The IBEW in San Deigo California (local 569) are going one step further. They are not only teaching their members how to install new green technology they are going out and building it.

Micah Mitrosky is an environmental organizer with IBEW and as she explains in the video she “works to make sure that green jobs, like solar, wind, geothermal, electric car charging stations are IBEW jobs, and also to build partnerships between our local and the environmental community, so we can build power and strengthen our labor movement.”

Projects like this a win-win. This project alone will provide 150 jobs for these IBEW workers all while reducing the dependance on fossil fuels for electricity production.

“It’s actually surprising if you look at the numbers and thousands of megawatts that we have under agreement, and the thousands of megawatts that we’re negotiating to be done by the IBEW. It’s a phenomenal amount of work,” said Nick Segura, Assistant Business Manager for IBEW Local 569.

The best part is that after the initial investment is recovered solar power projects like this will save millions of dollars.  In New Hampshire, they are currently building a new solar panel array on top of the parking garage at the Manchester Airport.  This 525 kW project is expected to save the airport $100,000 per year in energy costs.

Micah summed it up perfectly when she said

“We’re doing a project that is both creating good union jobs but is good for the local community and is exciting.”

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