Keene Sentinel: Renewable energy is inexpensive energy

Op-ed by Thomas Webler, Keene State College Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies The Keene City Council is considering a resolution that says by the year 2030, all electricity must come from renewable sources. This is realistic and sensible from a consumer’s perspective. If anything, the timetable may be too slow. Lazard Inc. is a financial … Continue reading Keene Sentinel: Renewable energy is inexpensive energy

Keene Sentinel: Local groups put weight behind Keene renewable energy plans

[Keene Sentinel - Dec. 28, 2018] Local businesses and organizations are throwing their support behind a proposed resolution to rid the city’s energy grid of fossil fuels by 2030. On Nov. 28, the City Council’s municipal services, facilities and infrastructure committee moved forward with a resolution calling for all electricity used in Keene come from … Continue reading Keene Sentinel: Local groups put weight behind Keene renewable energy plans

Keene High School Senior Class President Conor T. Hill

Keene Sentinel: Councilors take step toward plan to wean Keene off fossil fuels

The Keene Sentinel covered the inspirational Municipal Services, Facilities, and Infrastructure Committee meeting on Nov. 28. The meeting was well attended by business owners, residents, students of Keene as well as people from surrounding towns closely watching for Keene's example around this initiative. The article captures the brave, eloquent, passionate, knowledgeable, and heartfelt,  statements by the 20 … Continue reading Keene Sentinel: Councilors take step toward plan to wean Keene off fossil fuels

Renewable energy resolution presented to Keene city council

On Nov. 1,  a group of Keene residents presented a resolution to City Council asking that the city set a course to reach 100 percent renewable electricity by 2030 and 100 percent of all energy needs by 2050. A number of people attended the meeting, wearing green to show their support of the resolution. The room … Continue reading Renewable energy resolution presented to Keene city council

Renewable profile: Bensonwood

“Enacting [a renewable energy policy] will create local jobs and business opportunities...and position Keene as a leader in renewable energy.”  — Tedd Benson, Bensonwood Founder Bensonwood Woodworking Company's new 136-kilowatt photovoltaic array is expected to produce 40 percent of the electricity needed at their building system's manufacturing facility. The flat roofs of factories are the perfect … Continue reading Renewable profile: Bensonwood