Power to the People is a column by D. Maurice Kreis, New Hampshire’s Consumer Advocate. Kreis and his staff of four represent the interests of residential utility customers before the NH Public Utilities Commission and elsewhere. It is co-published by Manchester Ink Link and InDepthNH.org.
These New Hampshire utilities are part of Green Button’s “download my data” program. What’s needed is the next step – the Green Button “connect my data” standard, which facilities third party access to the information. READ MORE
Addressing an audience at the annual World Economic Forum in Switzerland the other day, the Swedish teenager complained about the laconic response of her planetary elders to the climate crisis. READ MORE
The institutions that employ these nice people, however, are perfectly okay with a state that ranks a dismal 21st among the 51 states (and the District of Columbia) when it comes to energy efficiency. The ranking is from the highly respected American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy. It means that New Hampshire is dead last among states in the northeast above the Mason-Dixon Line. This is unacceptable. READ MORE
The Granite State’s disappointing record when it comes to energy efficiency becomes downright outrageous when you consider that we lag behind every other New England state. You literally have to go south of the Mason-Dixon Line to find a state with a worse ranking than ours. READ MORE
What NEPOOL is voting on Tuesday would allow journalists to attend NEPOOL meetings upon payment of $5,000 per year. That’s certain to deter serious energy journalists who know why NEPOOL matters. Even if their budgets allowed for such expenditures, journalism ethics generally preclude paying for access. READ MORE
The PUC is expected to rule in the next few days. I hope the Commission approves the decoupling deal we struck with Liberty Utilities. If it does, I’ll be treating myself to a burger at Five Guys. READ MORE