Hydro-Quebec http://nhpr.org en Beyond Northern Pass: Where New England Will Get Its Power Remains Uncertain http://nhpr.org/post/beyond-northern-pass-where-new-england-will-get-its-power-remains-uncertain <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><em>Third in a three part series.</em></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Whether or not the Northern Pass transmission line gets the state and federal permits it’s looking for, </span>HydroQuebec<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is poised to send ever more of its hydro-power south. It’s increasingly clear that New England will need more power soon and with transmission lines are being proposed all around the Northeast, Canadian hydro is likely to play a role.</span></p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 10:30:00 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 41993 at http://nhpr.org Beyond Northern Pass: Where New England Will Get Its Power Remains Uncertain Northern Pass' New Route Hangs On Eight Miles of Country Roads http://nhpr.org/post/northern-pass-new-route-hangs-eight-miles-country-roads <p>After a series of delays PSNH has announced a new route for its Northern Pass project.&nbsp;</p><p align="left">The route follows a more easterly path than the original 2010 route and it includes nearly eight miles of underground wires. &nbsp;But this new route isn’t a done deal. State officials still have to approve a key element – putting those underground lines on public property. Thu, 27 Jun 2013 21:31:34 +0000 Chris Jensen 30265 at http://nhpr.org Hassan Signs Bill To Study Site Evaluation Committee http://nhpr.org/post/hassan-signs-bill-study-site-evaluation-committee <p>Gov. Maggie Hassan has signed <a href="http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2013/SB0099.pdf">Senate Bill 99,</a> which calls for a study of the state’s important <a href="http://www.nhsec.nh.gov/">Site Evaluation Committee’s </a>“organization, structure and process.”</p><p>The committee &nbsp;reviews major utility projects, which would include Northern Pass Transmission. Without its approval the project to bring hydro-electric power from Canada could not move ahead.</p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 20:50:15 +0000 Chris Jensen 30187 at http://nhpr.org Head of Sierra Club Canada Says Hydro-Quebec Power Isn't Green http://nhpr.org/post/head-sierra-club-canada-says-hydro-quebec-power-isnt-green <p>The head of Sierra Club Canada says Hydro-Quebec power can’t be considered green. He was in Plymouth Tuesday night. NHPR’s Chris Jensen was there and has this report.</p><p>John Bennett is the executive director of Sierra Club Canada. He’s been watching and fighting big hydro-electric dam projects in Canada for decades.</p><p>And he told about 100 people at Plymouth State University – including opponents of the Northern Pass project – that the electricity Hydro-Quebec produces by flooding huge areas is not friendly to the environment.</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 20:01:35 +0000 Chris Jensen 15438 at http://nhpr.org Head of Sierra Club Canada Says Hydro-Quebec Power Isn't Green A Holiday Weekend Includes Protests Against Northern Pass http://nhpr.org/post/holiday-weekend-includes-protests-against-northern-pass <p>In between the picnics and end-of-summer festivities a series of protests against the&nbsp;Northern Pass hydro-electric project were held throughout the state&nbsp; during the holiday.</p><p>NHPR’s Chris Jensen reports…</p><p>Easton was the site of one of a dozen or so protests from Manchester to Colebrook on Saturday.</p><p>Just under 100 people gathered on Gingerbread Lane along an existing right-of-way where the Northern Pass towers would cut through the tiny North Country town before heading south to cross the White Mountain National Forest.</p> Sat, 01 Sep 2012 22:20:22 +0000 Chris Jensen 12097 at http://nhpr.org A Holiday Weekend Includes Protests Against Northern Pass Forest Society Says It Has Deal To Block Northern Pass - But Wants To Raise $2.5 Million http://nhpr.org/post/forest-society-says-it-has-deal-block-northern-pass-wants-raise-25-million <p>The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests says it has reached deals with several land owners in Coos it believes will block the Northern Pass hydro-electric project.</p><p>But Northern Pass says it plans to keep working on the $1.1 billion dollar project.</p><p>NHPR’s Chris Jensen reports.</p><p></p><p>The Forest Society says it has tentative conservation easements with land owners in Coos that would keep the controversial hydro-electric project from finding a crucial route south from Canada.</p> Mon, 20 Aug 2012 18:34:13 +0000 Chris Jensen 11201 at http://nhpr.org Forest Society Says It Has Deal To Block Northern Pass - But Wants To Raise $2.5 Million Protesters Gather At N.E. Governors And Eastern Canadian Premiers Conference http://nhpr.org/post/protesters-gather-ne-governors-and-eastern-canadian-premiers-conference <div id="lead"><p>Protesters gathered in Burlington Sunday to denounce the energy-focused agenda of the 36th annual meeting of the New England Governors and Eastern Canadian premiers. Mon, 30 Jul 2012 14:31:52 +0000 John Dillon, Vermont Public Radio 9745 at http://nhpr.org Protesters Gather At N.E. Governors And Eastern Canadian Premiers Conference 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