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

Renewable profile: Monadnock Food Co-op

“The Monadnock Food Co-op values a Triple Bottom Line: people, planet, and profit. We have over 3,000 members from the region who share these values.” — James Holcomb, Sustainability Coordinator  The roof of the Monadnock Food Co-op is home to New Hampshire’s first Community Supported Solar program, a locally developed, funded, owned and controlled initiative. … Continue reading Renewable profile: Monadnock Food Co-op

Submit a statement to the Council

The City Council is looking to Keene’s parents, business owners, teachers, students, faith leaders, and others for insight. Please answer the question “100% renewable energy in Keene is important to me because______.” and submit it by Monday, Dec. 3.   Share your thoughts, hopes, and wisdom with the form below.