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Urgent: Limited time to comment on NH's 10 year energy strategy, attend a hearing or email now.



URGENT! 10 YEAR ENERGY STRATEGY COMMENTS REQUIRED

Hearings October 16th-19th (or email your comments)

• View the email below asking for more hearing locations and an extended comment period.

• Currently scheduled hearings

• Attend a local hearing and comment and/or send your comments via email.

* Limited time, please respond quickly!

* Please consider sending us a copy of your email.

Provide your opinion about New Hampshire's energy strategy in one of the public input sessions of the NH Office of Strategic Initiatives (OSI) this month. This government organization advises the Governor and legislature on energy policy.

State Energy Strategy (SB191) Public Hearings. Senate Bill 191 (2013) directs the Office of Energy & Planning, in coordination with a newly formed Energy Advisory Council, to develop an energy strategy for New Hampshire.

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KEY TALKING POINTS

• Increase energy efficiency (MA is #1, VT & RI are high ranking. NH is #21.)

• Increase our use of renewable energy (booming solar) and NH's energy independence

• Provide incentives and rebates for changing to energy star appliances

• Provide incentives and rebates for installation of solar panels for residential and commercial customers

• Support offshore wind in the Gulf of Maine

• No natural (fracked) gas expansion/pipelines. Methane is a very potent greenhouse gas.

• No Northern Pass or other destructive mega-energy infrastructure

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SAMPLE EMAIL REQUESTING MORE HEARINGS

Request for more hearings and extended comment period.

NOTE: This is to ask for more time. It is not a sample comment email.

Email to: osiinfo@osi.nh.gov

Dear Office of Strategic Initiatives Staff,

Thank you for organizing hearings for public input on New Hampshire's 10 Year Energy Strategy.

Please add a more centralized location in the Monadnock Region. I recommend Keene or Peterborough. Additionally, Manchester and Nashua should have meetings and an additional meeting in the North Country.

Let's make sure there really is a fair opportunity for the public to be heard on such a critical issue and a turning point in energy history.

I respectfully request that you allow several more weeks for commenting in these regions and via email. I appreciate your consideration of these concerns.

Sincerely,

Your Name

Your City or Town

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HEARING SCHEDULE

https://www.nh.gov/osi/energy/programs/sb191.htm

October 16th, 2017

12:00pm

Kilton Public Library

80 Main St., West Lebanon

October 16th, 2017

6:00pm

White Mountain Community College

2020 Riverside Dr., Berlin

October 17th, 2017

6:00pm

Johnson Hall, 1st Floor (BTLA)

107 Pleasant St., Concord

October 18th, 2017

6:00pm

Dublin Town Hall

1120 Main St., Dublin

October 19th, 2017

1:00pm

Wolfeboro Town Hall

86 S. Main St., Wolfeboro

October 19th, 2017

6:00pm

NH Dept. of Environmental Services, Pease Field Office

222 International Dr., #175, Portsmouth


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