October is Energy Awareness Month and we'll be celebrating with events throughout the month.
The City of Keene launched a new website on Keene’s Sustainable Energy Planning process.
Listen to interviews and read stories about Keene's tremendous progress toward our 100% renewable energy goal on the Keene Sustainable Energy Plan website. Commercial and residential landlord Toby Tousley tells us about making energy efficiency upgrades to his rental properties in Keene. Members of the Clean Energy Team share their memories of building support for Keene's … Continue reading Podcast: Local stories about renewable energy
[Keene Sentinel] As part of its efforts to transition entirely to renewable energy by 2050, Keene is exploring a concept called “community power,” which would make the city the default electricity provider for its residents. According to City Planner Mari Brunner, a community power program allows a municipality to purchase power from the market in … Continue reading Keene Sentinel: Keene looks at community power program
Keene State College heats with vegetable oil Keene State College discovered this affordable, clean, local fuel source saves the college money and isn't subject to geopolitical upheavals and price fluctuations. by Kelly Regan [The Equinox] Keene State switched to purified waste vegetable oil, LR-100, as their heat source in October 2016. Staff at Keene State … Continue reading Renewable profile: Keene State College
Keene’s newly elected mayor, George Hansel, speaks about his support for renewable energy in a recent interview. “We’re obviously committed to renewable energy here in Keene...We’ve committed to reasonable goals to get us into the renewable energy field and adopt more renewable energy not just for the city’s operations but for the whole community. We’re … Continue reading Interview: Mayor Hansel on renewable energy, affordable weatherization for families
2019 was a momentous year for advancing clean, renewable energy in Keene. The Keene Sentinel published a list of top issues for the year, and renewable energy was at the top of the list. Celebrating progress Thanks to the support of Keene residents, businesses, and leaders from education, faith, nonprofit, the City of Keene, and other sectors … Continue reading Sentinel declares renewable energy top issue in 2019
by Dr. Thomas Webler One challenge of moving to a future where we get all of our energy from renewable sources is that wind and solar are intermittent, meaning they only make electricity when the sun is out or when it the wind is blowing. Other forms of renewables, such as biomass and geothermal are not … Continue reading Batteries hold the charge for New Hampshire’s clean energy future
Yes, renewable energy will need land, but no more than we presently use for fossil fuels. And, the land can still be used for pasture or to grow wildflowers that support valuable pollinators like monarch butterflies. Farmers can earn income generating electricity while still farming. [Keene Sentinel] Dr. Fred Ward is right. Solar panels cannot generate … Continue reading Keene Sentinel: Energy choice is about the future we want
[Keene Sentinel] Keene has long been a leader in responding to the threats of climate change. Now, to reduce greenhouse gasses, the City Council has set a goal that, by 2050, all energy used in Keene come from solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, tidal or hydropower sources. This excludes all fossil fuels. Meeting this goal is … Continue reading Keene Sentinel: New technology, falling prices mean a green Keene is doable