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Is the EPA targeting green energy now?

November 9, 2010 by Shawn Millerick  
Filed under Energy & Environment

Environmental policies like cap-and-trade remain controversial, but policymakers of all stripes agree on the imperative to find alternative sources of energy. Reasons given range from concern about climate change to national security, but they all lead to the same conclusion – that the pressure is on to find clean, affordable, and plentiful alternatives to fossil [...]

Climate Change We Can Believe In?: NH candidates blow off Carbon Alliance forum

October 26, 2010 by Amelia Chasse  
Filed under Energy & Environment

The New Hampshire Carbon Action Alliance spent months organizing a daylong conference on October 20th, with the program culminating in a series of candidate debates between the candidates for each federal office. Invitations were issued to the campaigns, moderators were arranged, and the forum was heavily promoted. The problem? Not a single one of the [...]

NH in center of storm in New England renewable energy battle

September 24, 2010 by ShawnMillerick  
Filed under Energy & Environment

New Hampshire is about to become involved in a fight for the future of renewable energy. Massachusetts is introducing new regulations that would curtail the biomass industry, one of New Hampshire’s primary sources of energy and a thriving industry in New England. In January, a proposed EPA regulation called the “Tailoring Rule,” designed to target [...]

Raising energy taxes a BAD idea

September 10, 2010 by ShawnMillerick  
Filed under Energy & Environment

Is raising energy taxes really the answer??

Higher Energy Taxes Hurt Retirement Accounts

August 20, 2010 by ShawnMillerick  
Filed under Energy & Environment

Reading about the effect on British pensioners of the Obama Administration’s attacks on BP got me thinking. The harsh and ongoing criticism of BP for the Gulf Oil Spill and the slow-moving cleanup efforts – and the prospect of hefty fines — have apparently had a serious impact on the value of BP stock. That [...]

Guinta admits to signing on to Sierra Club cap-and-trade scheme

July 22, 2010 by ShawnMillerick  
Filed under Energy & Environment

The campaign of embattled Republican congressional candidate Frank Guinta acknowledged on Wednesday that as Mayor of Manchester Guinta signed on to the Sierra Club’s “Cool Cities Initiative” three years ago, which included participation in the U.S. Conference of Mayors Climate Protection Agreement and endorsement an of federal cap-and-trade legislation. Guinta denied having signed the Conference [...]

Ashooh’s position on cap-and-trade at odds with conservatives

April 18, 2010 by Staff Reporter  
Filed under Energy & Environment

Around the same time news leaked that Senators will attempt to release a new version of the so-called cap-and-trade bill that has already passed the House, thousands of conservative activists protested at various tea parties throughout New Hampshire. Many of these activists held signs decrying the negative impacts they believe cap-and-trade legislation will have on [...]

Bald eagles returning to area skies

December 28, 2009 by Staff Reporter  
Filed under Energy & Environment

The bald eagle population is rising across New Hampshire and Maine, a development that comes after the birds spent decades as an endangered species. 

 Lakes Region residents long have been reporting sightings of the national bird, which relies on fish and other water life as its primary food source.

 The state identified 20 bald [...]

Local participant in ‘Jobs Summit’ a major Democrat donor

December 7, 2009 by Staff Reporter  
Filed under Energy & Environment

Frank Alix, a New Hampshire businessman who participated in President Barack Obama’s so-called ‘Jobs Summit’ last week—and offered a glowing review of the administration’s policies to state media—was a major donor to the 2008 campaign of Democrat U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, NowHampshire.com has learned. Alix appears not to have shared that information with the media. [...]

Wolffish ugly, tasty but not endangered

November 10, 2009 by Staff Reporter  
Filed under Energy & Environment

PORTSMOUTH — It may be ugly and it may be delicious, but the Atlantic wolffish is not an endangered species, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced last week. With large jagged fangs, bulging brown eyes, a big nose, fat lips and the complexion of a rubber boot, the Atlantic wolffish has a face even [...]

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