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EBC New Hampshire Chapter: Energy and Climate Change Program

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October 28, 2011 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm

Commissioned by the NH Public Utilities Commission, the Final Report entitled Independent Study of Energy Policy Issues was just issued in September 2011. This report provides a review and assessment of NH’s energy efficiency and sustainable energy programs and identifies a range of policy changes and program design and implementation enhancements that could maximize effectiveness and increase coordination among various energy efficiency and sustainable energy policies, programs, and funding mechanisms offered in New Hampshire. This EBC New Hampshire Chapter Energy Program will provide a review and impact of that study. In addition there will be an update on developments with the state’s  renewable energy portfolio standard (RPS), the states climate change activities and the Green Launching Pad which was established as a public and private sector economic development  initiative to enables local start-ups to bring green solutions to market.

“Two of our most important economic development priorities in New Hampshire are building a cleaner, more stable and more affordable energy future and expanding competitive”

            John Lynch, Governor of New Hampshire

8:00 am.        Welcome – Robert Hasevlat, Chair – EBC NH Chapter 

8:10 a.m.       Independent Study of Energy Policy Issues

                                    Joanne O. Morin, Director, NH Office of Energy and Planning

8:30 a.m.       Transcending Hype – Marcellus Shale and Energy Markets

                              Bob Bibbo, Vice President, Normandeau Associates  

9:15 a.m.       Climate Preparedness

A broad look at the needs of local and state governments in the northeast undertaking climate preparedness efforts and how their responses impact the local communities

Christa Daniels AICP, Manager, State and Local Government Program, Clean Air Cool Planet

10:00 a.m.     Networking Break

10:30 a.m.     Panel – Economic Development and Job Growth – Green Launching Pad

Panel Moderator – A.R. (Venky) Venkatachalam, Ph.D., Chair of Decision Sciences Department University of New Hampshire, Co Project Leader – Green Launching Pad

Panel Members:

  • Adam Rauwerdink, SustainX Inc., Lebanon
    SustainX provides a new nontoxic technology for low-cost scalable energy storage. The company’s new technology enables efficient storage of renewable energy – such as wind and. The energy storage technology is modular and allows for siting anywhere, from low-scale to grid-scale storage. www.sustainx.com
  • Robert Barmore, Therma-HEXX LLC, Exeter
    Therma-HEXX invented an invisible low-cost solar collector and heat exchanger with a diversity of potential applications. Applications include winter time melting of snow and ice off of roofs and summer time cooling pool side pavements while heating pools. www.therma-hexx.com
  • Mark Brassard, Partner, Ashland
    Blue2Green will promote hydroelectric power production by restoring dams to produce renewable energy and attracting investors to suitable dams and mill-restoration projects. The revitalization of hydroelectric power in small to medium-sized former industrial mill towns can help produce renewable energy, create jobs and preserve community history. www.blue2greenllc.com