Natural Gas http://nhpr.org en Eastern Canadian Premiers And New England Governors Meet Amid Energy Protests http://nhpr.org/post/eastern-canadian-premiers-and-new-england-governors-meet-amid-energy-protests <p></p><p>New Hampshire is hosting the latest summit between the governors of the New England states and the Premiers of Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The conference takes place Monday at the Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, and follows a similar meeting held in Quebec <a href="http://www.cap-cpma.ca/default.asp?mn=1.98.3.26.212">last September</a>.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 11:12:17 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 51846 at http://nhpr.org Eastern Canadian Premiers And New England Governors Meet Amid Energy Protests State Officials Field Tough Questions From Energy Insiders http://nhpr.org/post/state-officials-field-tough-questions-energy-insiders <p></p><p>At a forum on New England’s energy challenges at St. Anselm College, a panel of supporters of an energy proposal by the six New England Governors fielded tough questions. The plan is to pay for natural gas pipelines and transmission lines through a new charge on the electric bills of customers throughout the region.</p><p>The panel of state energy officials from New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island defended the governors’ plan, while some in the audience suggested the plan amounted to picking winners and losers.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 15:38:24 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 51149 at http://nhpr.org State Officials Field Tough Questions From Energy Insiders Environmental Group: Governors' Natural Gas Proposal Too Expensive, Rushed http://nhpr.org/post/environmental-group-governors-natural-gas-proposal-too-expensive-rushed <p></p><p><a href="http://www.clf.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/CLF_Briefing_NESCO_Documents_Release_June2014.pdf">An Environmental Group says</a> regional energy policy makers and the natural gas industry have too cozy a relationship. To prove their case the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) released a series of documents obtained by right to know requests. Those indicated therein say the claim is overblown.</p><p>The release highlights a growing unease in the environmental community toward bringing new natural gas pipeline into New England.</p><p></p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 22:20:40 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 50794 at http://nhpr.org Environmental Group: Governors' Natural Gas Proposal Too Expensive, Rushed Energy Retailer PPG Suspended, Customers To Pay Original Provider Rates http://nhpr.org/post/energy-retailer-ppg-suspended-customers-pay-original-provider-rates <p>ISO New England, the region’s energy grid operator, has suspended the independent supplier <a href="https://www.peoplespower.com/index.php">People’s Power and Gas.</a> 5,700 Granite State customers who turned to PPG for lower rates will be automatically switched to prices set by Public Service of New Hampshire.</p><p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 21:48:02 +0000 Ryan Lessard 40809 at http://nhpr.org The Forecast For Natural Gas http://nhpr.org/post/forecast-natural-gas <p><span style='line-height: 200%; font-family: "Arial","sans-serif"; font-size: 12pt; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;'>With its abundance and low price, natural gas has recently become New England’s preferred energy source, viewed by some as a cleaner fossil fuel. But growing demand has also raised concerns – about the reliability of supplies and possible price hikes. Also, there are long-term questions about becoming too dependent on natural gas. </span></p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 35040 at http://nhpr.org The Forecast For Natural Gas Natural Gas for Automotive Fuel http://nhpr.org/post/natural-gas-automotive-fuel <p><strong>EarthTalk&reg;<br /> E - The Environmental Magazine</strong></p><p><br /><strong><u>Dear EarthTalk</u>: I recently saw an article extolling the virtues of natural gas as an abundant, inexpensive and domestically produced automotive fuel. Is this going to be the automotive fuel of the future and how green is it? </strong><em>-- Jason Kincaide, New Bedford, MA</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p> Sun, 01 Jul 2012 04:00:00 +0000 8190 at http://nhpr.org Natural Gas for Automotive Fuel MIT Professor: Natural Gas Prices Not Likely To Make Hydro-Quebec Reconsider Northern Pass http://nhpr.org/post/mit-professor-natural-gas-prices-not-likely-make-hydro-quebec-reconsider-northern-pass <p>The <a href="http://205.254.135.7/naturalgas/weekly/">extremely low prices for natural gas </a>&ndash; which can be used to generate electricity - have&nbsp;some&nbsp; opponents &nbsp;of Northern Pass wondering whether Hydro-Quebec&nbsp; might reconsider the project. But a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology says that&rsquo;s unlikely.</p> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 18:05:22 +0000 Chris Jensen 3583 at http://nhpr.org U.S. Has A Natural Gas Problem: Too Much Of It http://nhpr.org/post/us-has-natural-gas-problem-too-much-it There's a boom in natural gas production in the United States, a boom so big the market is having trouble absorbing it all.<p>The unusually warm weather this winter is one reason for the excess, since it reduced the need for people to burn gas to heat their homes. Tue, 17 Apr 2012 07:00:00 +0000 John Ydstie 3170 at http://nhpr.org U.S. Has A Natural Gas Problem: Too Much Of It