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Keene panel works on plan to shift city to renewable energy Summary With a December deadline looming to finalize its plan for Keene to shift entirely to renewable energy over the next 30 years, the city’s energy and climate committee is working to hammer out the remaining details. The committee spent much of its May 6...

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Third Time's a Charm? New Hampshire Legislators Work to Break Impasse on Net Metering

Robert Walton, Utility Dive Summary New Hampshire's House of Representatives could vote in early January on Senate Bill 159 , to expand the state's net metering cap five-fold and allow larger generators to take part in the program. Renewables advocates say it would give a significant...

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Shaheen bill would encourage heat recovery tech for manufacturers

Jeff Feingold, NH Business Review Summary The Heat Efficiency through Applied Technology, or HEAT, Act – legislation that would address regulatory barriers hampering deployment of heat recovery technologies – has been reintroduced by U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-NH. The measure is designed...

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Burning wood for energy remains a, well, hot topic

David Brooks, Granite Geek Summary Whether it’s good or bad to burn wood to create heat and/or electricity is a contentious topic that has been featured here more than once . It has risen to the fore again in New Hampshire because of the shutdown of some biomass electricity...

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Capturing the Value of Waste Heat

Anna Simet, Biomass Magazine Summary When the idea of converting a shuttered paper mill in Berlin, New Hampshire, to a biomass power plant was first conceived by CS Operations Inc. in 2012, the developer had much more in mind than solely generating electricity from forest residue....

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Critical Mass

Ron Kotrba, Biomass Magazine Summary The small but growing U.S. market for semi-dry wood chips finds its home in niche applications in the Northeast. “It’s not for everyone,” says Charles Levesque, a founding partner with Innovative Wood Fuels LLC. “Semi-dry wood chips are perfect for...

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Dartmouth College seeks developer for proposed biomass plant in Hanover

Daniela Vidal Allee, Valley News Summary HANOVER — Dartmouth College has started its search process for a private company that would design, finance, build and operate a new biomass plant and hot water heating system. The college announced the $200 million initiative last month as...

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Dartmouth to Seek Proposals for Biomass Plant

Tim Camerato, Valley News Summary Hanover — Dartmouth College officials say a planned $200 million investment in biomass power and hot water heating will cut carbon emissions and help the school reach its green energy goals. The college formally announced plans on Thursday to...

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Biomass project to bring a new energy era to UNH

NH Business Review Summary The University of New Hampshire’s first large-scale biomass boiler system is currently under construction on the Durham campus. Located directly across the street from Wildcat Stadium, the new Northwest Heating Plant, being built by Froling Energy, is expected to...

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An analysis of European hot water technology installation costs

This article was featured in the Q3 2018 edition of District Energy Magazine. Dartmouth College looks at EN253 thin-wall piping costs – and opportunities to reduce them – in the U.S. market. Dartmouth College is the smallest of the Ivy League colleges, located in Hanover, N.H. The...