Energy, we all use it. Businesses in New Hampshire are all vitally dependent upon it. What does the energy future hold for New Hampshire and New England? New Hampshire faces energy supply limitations ….. in particular natural gas and electricity …. as well as some of the highest costs to rate payers in the country. Historically, New England has relied heavily on fuel oil for heating, and coal, fuel oil, and nuclear power to generate electricity. As a result of increasingly strict air emissions standards for power plants, the impact of carbon emissions on climate change, the aging (and closing) of existing nuclear power plants, and the domestic availability of plentiful inexpensive natural gas, this heavy reliance on oil, coal and nuclear is giving way to greater use of natural gas and renewables (e.g., hydro, wind, solar).
However, these cleaner, lower carbon, alternative energy sources are not without their limitations. Natural gas distribution capability in New England is inadequate with most of New Hampshire “stranded” from gas pipelines. The large scale wind renewable energy projects have been met with considerable opposition. The transmission of hydropower from Canada has also encountered major opposition.
This EBC New Hampshire program will provide insight into the opportunities for successful alternative cleaner and renewable sources of energy that will sustain New Hampshire’s energy future. In addition, industry leaders will provide insight into energy decision making that will not only determine how New Hampshire’s businesses can successfully operate and grow…. but, perhaps more importantly, how much that energy will cost.
General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (3.5 training contact hours). Please select this option during registration if you wish to receive a certificate.
- Chip Crocetti, Senior Vice-President, Sanborn, Head & Associates, Inc.
- Mekha Abraham, Associate Project Manager, TRC
- Jennifer Runyon, Chief Editor, RenewableEnergyWorld.com and Renewable Energy World Magazine
- Michael Nicoloro, Senior Vice President, Energy, Sanborn, Head & Associates, Inc.
- Kate Epsen, Executive Director, NH Sustainable Energy Association and NH CleanTech Council
- Jack Kenworthy, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Eolian Renewable Energy LLC
- Barry Needleman, Partner, McLane Middleton
- Jeff Haydock, President & CEO, ecoCFO
The available presentations from the EBC NH Chapter Program: New Hampshire’s Evolving Energy Future, completed on November 20, 2015, can be viewed below. Presentations are not available for download.