Northern New England ratepayers picking up the tab for the environmental policies of southern New England

“Our main concern with IMAPP is that it will result in New Hampshire (and Maine and Vermont) ratepayers picking up the tab for the environmental policies of (mainly) Massachusetts and Connecticut,” said NERA President Marc Brown.

This article appears in the March 31 2017 issue of New Hampshire Business Review.

http://www.nhbr.com/March-31-2017/Do-we-need-more-energy-or-more-co...

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Carsey Report 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Support for this research was provided by the New Hampshire Chapter of The Nature Conservancy and the New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority. We gratefully acknowledge the input and guidance at multiple stages provided by our Advisory Board, which included: Jesse Devitte (Borealis Ventures), Kate Epsen (NH Sustainable Energy Association), Michael Ettlinger (UNH Carsey School of Public Policy), Mike Fitzgerald (NH Department of Environmental Services), Richard Grogan (NH Small Business Development Center), Robert Mohr (UNH Paul College), Kevin O’Maley (City of Manchester), Venu Rao (Energy Committee in Hollis, NH), Jack Ruderman (Revision Energy), and Eric Worthen (Worthen Industries). The findings and recommendations presented in this brief remain those of the authors. The authors thank Michael Ettlinger, Michele Dillon, Curt Grimm, Amy Sterndale, Laurel Lloyd, and Bianca Nicolosi at the Carsey School of Public Policy and Patrick Watson for editorial contributions.

https://carsey.unh.edu/publication/perspective/nh-electricity-markets

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Hannah Pingree on the Maine expedited wind law

Hannah Pingree - Director of Maine's Office of Innovation and the Future

"Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine."

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Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT

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(excerpts) From Part 1 – On Maine’s Wind Law “Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine if the law’s goals were met." . – Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, August 2010 https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/From Part 2 – On Wind and Oil Yet using wind energy doesn’t lower dependence on imported foreign oil. That’s because the majority of imported oil in Maine is used for heating and transportation. And switching our dependence from foreign oil to Maine-produced electricity isn’t likely to happen very soon, says Bartlett. “Right now, people can’t switch to electric cars and heating – if they did, we’d be in trouble.” So was one of the fundamental premises of the task force false, or at least misleading?" https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-swept-task-force-set-the-rules/From Part 3 – On Wind-Required New Transmission Lines Finally, the building of enormous, high-voltage transmission lines that the regional electricity system operator says are required to move substantial amounts of wind power to markets south of Maine was never even discussed by the task force – an omission that Mills said will come to haunt the state.“If you try to put 2,500 or 3,000 megawatts in northern or eastern Maine – oh, my god, try to build the transmission!” said Mills. “It’s not just the towers, it’s the lines – that’s when I begin to think that the goal is a little farfetched.” https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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