New Hampshire’s Energy Future is Now

Conservancy Talk

Here in New Hampshire we’ve heard a recurring story about energy, specifically electricity rates. It goes like this: “ New Hampshire has some of the highest electricity rates in the country. If we don’t make big investments in pipelines and power lines, rates will stay high, stifling economic development and chasing job to other parts of the country.” Here’s what we learned : New Hampshire’s electricity supply is reliable.

Gov John Lynch Vetoes Attempt to Repeal New Hampshire's Involvement in Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and explains why it needs to continue


Governor John Lynch of New Hampshire gets a big up from us for vetoing SB154 which sought to repeal New Hampshire’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. He says it very well in his own words: “I am vetoing this legislation because it will cost our citizens jobs, both now and into the future, hinder our economic recovery

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Call for Papers | Environmental Economics and Policy Studies (EEPS) | Special Issue on Hedonic Price Method

Environmental Economics

From the AERE listserv ( Resecon ): More data on household economic activities have been made available to the public in the past two decades.    The increasingly publicly available geophysical and household data provide new research opportunities for environmental economists, and at the same time, prompt re-examination and updates of existing techniques for non-market valuation. 

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The economics of Fall colors

Environmental Economics

His interest in fall foliage led him to search out the economic impact of WNC’s big season. “I So using studies and estimates from similar established destinations such as New England, Neufeld reached his own conclusion — the fall season adds up to a $1 billion economic impact in the mountains of North Carolina.

Climate change and ski season

Environmental Economics

By then, no ski area in Connecticut or Massachusetts is likely to be economically viable, Mr. Scott said. Only 7 of 18 resorts in New Hampshire and 8 of 14 in Maine will be. New York’s 36 ski areas, most of them in the western part of the state, will have shrunk to 9. Improvements in snow-making technology have helped resorts compensate for warming trends, and several have invested millions in new energy-efficient tower guns.

Governors Applaud New EPA Carbon Pollution Safeguards

Sierra Club Compass

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick (Photo: Office of Governor Patrick)   From New Hampshire to California to Hawai’i to Montana, Governors across the country are applauding the Environmental Protection Agency’s first-ever standards to clean up climate disruption carbon pollution. Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick : “I applaud EPA’s new carbon rules, which will unleash clean energy innovation and reduce energy costs while protecting our environment and public health.

Development: Time to leave GDP behind

The Green Changemakers

Countries should act now to embrace new metrics, urge Robert Costanza and colleagues. Dethroning GDP When GDP was instituted seven decades ago, it was a relevant signpost of progress: increased economic activity was credited with providing employment, income and amenities to reduce social conflict and prevent another world war. But the world today is very different from the one faced by the global leaders who met to plan the post-war economy in 1944 in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire.

Shaheen-Portman: A Bipartisan Opportunity for Progress

Sierra Club Compass

And thanks to months and months of hard work by its two sponsors, New Hampshire Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen and Ohio Republican Rob Portman, it also became the first energy bill to be debated in six years. In light of the recent economic damage wrought by the shutdown, Shaheen-Portman can help us recoup some of these losses by spurring growth and job creation.

"Charging Motorists to Drive"

Environmental Economics

Delaware, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and New Hampshire are proposing pilots to figure out how they might charge motorists a fee for the miles they travel — rather than taxing their gas, as state and federal officials do today.   Raise the gas tax and meet multiple public policy and economic goals simultaneously. Shannon Wulf Tregar at RFF : Several states along the East Coast are proposing pilot programs to help pay for increasing transportation costs.

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Feeding Wild Birds in America: Culture, Commerce & Conservation: A Book Review by a Curious Bird Feeder

10,000 Birds

And, few insights into the economic side of what is essentially a profitable industry. So, I was happy to see the publication of a book on all aspects of wild bird feeding—history, culture, and economics. Gilbert Dunn started creating bird feeders in his New Hampshire workshop because he wanted to do something connected to the outdoors and be self-employed. And, I have a new appreciation for the range of labor and innovation involved in the bird feeding industry.

What's Killing Minnesota's Moose? | Mother Jones

Mother Jones

New Hampshire moose experts, according to Inkley, said tick numbers were way up in 2011 because of an unusually warm winter in 2010. One biologist told Inkley that there was likely 100 percent mortality of calves born the spring of 2010 in New Hampshire and a 40 percent mortality of adult moose in the winter of 2011. The country's largest religious minority navigates a turbulent new era. Skip to Navigation. Skip to Content. Mother Jones. Politics.

Local Currencies in the Twenty-First Century:

The Green Changemakers

His 1974 book Small is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered , remains the most compelling case for building vibrant regional economies as a counterpoint to our increasing reliance on far flung global production systems. Over three hundred people gathered at Bard College on the Hudson River in New York State to join what conference participant Pete Seeger called, “the best conference I ever attended.” Tags: Economics

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With Warming, Soil Releases More CO2. Though Less Over Time.

Mother Jones

The heated plots melted before the unheated ones: Alix Contosa, postdoctoral researcher at University of New Hampshire. This according to a new paper just published in Nature Climate Change. "While they're low on the charisma scale soil," says lead author Serita Frey , at the University of New Hampshire, "[soil] microorganisms are so critically important to the carbon balance of the atmosphere." Skip to Navigation. Skip to Content.

Getting Smart About Climate Change

The Green Changemakers

In urban and suburban areas, in small towns and rural areas, and in every region of the country—from Keene, New Hampshire, to Sarasota County, Florida, to Sacramento, California, to Tacoma, Washington—local government professionals are incorporating smart growth principles into their climate protection plans.

The environmental record of Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry

Green Blog

They know we have been experiencing a cooling trend, that the complexities of the global atmosphere have often eluded the most sophisticated scientists, and that draconian policies with dire economic effects based on so-called science may not stand the test of time. He also writes that Perry “relishes his role as a foe of national climate action&# and that he have said that the climate bill that passed the House in 2009 was as an “economic disaster&#.

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The Nature Conservancy’s U.S. Climate Strategy

Conservancy Talk

This kind of state-level innovation will be essential to meeting the United States’ commitments in the global agreement and is also helping to build a new consensus for action across the political spectrum at the national level. In New York, Hawaii , Illinois , Maryland , Minnesota and California , we are working to increase Renewable Energy Standards by 20 to 30% or more, and demonstrating that clean energy policies can be a key component of state-level economic growth.

Beetlemania: Insects Are Gobbling Up 1,000-Year-Old Trees.

Mother Jones

In a new report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a team of University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers describe the beetles' deadly effect on whitebarks in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. And treefighting seems to be catching on: Student groups from as far away as Brooklyn and Hanover, New Hampshire, came to plant trees and document changes in whitebark stands this past year. Skip to Navigation. Skip to Content. Mother Jones. Politics.

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Israeli Study: Smog Bad For Wall Street

Green Prophet

Two highly respected Israeli scholars, Haifa University Finance Professor Joseph Yagil and Netanya Academic College Finance Professor Tamir Levy are the authors of a new study, noted by Miller-McCune , that found a link between the posted Air Quality Index in New York and Wall Street stock returns.

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Building Community through Transportation

The Green Changemakers

Planning transportation for community outcomes, rather than merely moving cars, will also help protect our nation’s irreplaceable cultural and historic resources and serve as an economic catalyst for towns and cities.

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What If We Built Our Cities Around Places?

The Green Changemakers

PPS announces its new Great Cities Initiative, which applies the principles of Placemaking to entire cities. Transportation agencies are teaming up with economic development organizations to bring housing, businesses, and a sense of vitality back to downtown streets.

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Gaia Education

The Green Changemakers

They will cover the four sectors of the sustainability circle, namely, the Worldview, Social, Ecological and Economic dimensions, while each book will cover the five modules of its section. See it, do it, take it home, share it with others, and recreate something new.

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