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2014 News

News items from 2014 related to energy and planning.

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Alert to Liberty Utilities Customer: Historic Data Expiring

If you are a customer of Liberty Utilities who has been thinking about benchmarking your building’s energy usage, the time to act is now! On May 23, Liberty will be transitioning their database systems, and historic usage data will be lost. The only step you need to take right now is a phone call; see more at http://www.energybenchmarknh.org/.


Shifting Demographics Challenge New Hampshire's Housing Market, Study Finds

Changes in how the population views homeownership, a mismatch between existing housing and housing preferences, and obstacles to creating a balanced housing market may pose challenges for New Hampshire's future, a study finds.


UNH Reports: New Hampshire Getting Warmer, Wetter as Climate Changes

DURHAM, N.H. – As heat-trapping gases from the burning of fossil fuels and other human activities continue to accumulate in the atmosphere, average annual temperatures in New Hampshire will likely rise by 3 to 5 degrees Fahrenheit and extreme precipitation events will likely double by mid-century, according to two University of New Hampshire reports released today.


Commercial & Industrial Bulk Fuel-Fed Wood Pellet Central Heating Systems

This program offers a rebate payment of 30% of the heating appliance(s) and installation cost, up to a maximum of $50,000, for investments in non-residential bulk-fuel fed wood pellet boilers and furnaces of 2.5 million BTU or less, that become operational, serving designed intent and installer-certified on or after December 18, 2013. Additionally, a rebate of 30% up to $5,000 is available for thermal storage tanks and related components. This program is open to businesses, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, governmental or municipal entities, or multi-family residences of 4 units or greater, that do not qualify for a rebate under the residential wood pellet rebate program.

See additional Renewable Energy Rebates.


Building Operator Certification Training with a 50% Tuition Award pdf file

Lakes Region Community College is again offering its 8-day Building Operator Certification class running every other Friday from February 14 through May 23, 2014. Experienced facilities management staff who successfully complete this program are awarded the nationally recognized Building Operator Level I Certification.

New Hampshire customers of PSNH, Unitil, NHEC or Liberty Utilities are eligible to receive a 50% scholarship, reducing the tuition from $1,480 to $740. Please reply for registration details. If you miss this one, the next twice-yearly LRCC BOC class is planned for August 2014.


Network New Hampshire Now

This exciting project will ensure that residents of 10 counties in New Hampshire will be able to plug into a powerful future with Internet connectivity. Network New Hampshire Now was funded by $44.5 million in economic stimulus money and matched with $18.3 million in private and in-kind funding. See the project video.


State Opens Hotline for Fred Fuller Customers
Customers Who Are in Imminent Danger of Running Out of Home Heating Oil Can Call 603-227-0002

CONCORD – In response to the increasing concern from customers of Fred Fuller Oil Co. who have not been able to receive scheduled heating oil deliveries, Governor Maggie Hassan announced today that the state has established a 24/7 emergency hotline for residents who are in imminent danger of running out of home heating oil.

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