Department of Energy http://nhpr.org en DOE Says It Will Reveal Alternate Northern Pass Routes http://nhpr.org/post/doe-says-it-will-reveal-alternate-northern-pass-routes <p><span style="font-size: 16pt;"><o:p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3">&nbsp;</font></o:p></span><span style="font-size: 16pt;"><font face="Times New Roman">Under pressure from New Hampshire’s congressional delegation, the U.S. Department of Energy says it will disclose which alternatives to the route favored by Northern Pass it plans to study. That is something opponents of the controversial project have been seeking.<o:p></o:p></font></span></p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 00:17:12 +0000 Chris Jensen 43079 at http://nhpr.org Greening Package Delivery Fleets http://nhpr.org/post/greening-package-delivery-fleets <p><strong>EarthTalk®<br>E - The Environmental Magazine</strong></p><p><strong><u>Dear EarthTalk</u></strong><strong>: What are the big delivery companies like FedEx and UPS doing to green their truck fleets and operations in general?&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong><em>-- Mitchell Glaser, Overland Park, KS</em></p><p> Sun, 12 May 2013 04:00:00 +0000 30253 at http://nhpr.org Greening Package Delivery Fleets DOE Collecting Info Without A Complete Northern Pass Route Not Unusual, Says Law Prof http://nhpr.org/post/doe-collecting-info-without-complete-northern-pass-route-not-unusual-says-law-prof <p>Some North Country landowners are surprised that Department of Energy contractors are gathering environmental information on the Northern Pass project even though the route isn’t complete.</p><p>But <a href="http://www.vermontlaw.edu/our_faculty/faculty_directory/patrick_a_parenteau.htm">Patrick Parenteau</a>, a lawyer professor and expert in environmental law at the Vermont Law School, is not surprised.</p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 18:29:14 +0000 Chris Jensen 24119 at http://nhpr.org Northern Pass Misses One Self-Imposed Deadline, But Announces A New Route http://nhpr.org/post/northern-pass-misses-one-self-imposed-deadline-announces-new-route <p>For much of the year officials at Northeast Utilities have been saying they would have the new route for Northern Pass submitted to the US Department of Energy by the end of the year.</p><p>But the New Year is here and while nothing has been posted with the DOE Northern Pass says it has a new route.</p><p>NHPR’s Chris Jensen reports.</p><p>In a conference call with analysts early in October Northeast Utilities official Lee Olivier said the company was “still on track” to file a new route with the Department of Energy by the end of the year.</p> Mon, 31 Dec 2012 21:55:30 +0000 Chris Jensen 19352 at http://nhpr.org DOE To Shaheen: No Problem With Northern Pass Contractor Selection http://nhpr.org/post/doe-shaheen-no-problem-northern-pass-contractor-selection <p>A U.S. Department of Energy official has told Senator Jeanne Shaheen that the federal agency did nothing wrong in approving several contractors to work on the Northern Pass project, dismissing allegations to the contrary from the Conservation Law Foundation.</p><p>Shaheen wrote the DOE in mid-October saying she was concerned about allegations made by the foundation.</p><p>The CLF said it used the Freedom-of-Information Act to obtain a series of emails between the federal agency and a lawyer for Northern Pass.</p> Thu, 13 Dec 2012 19:42:14 +0000 Chris Jensen 18414 at http://nhpr.org More Groups Demand DOE Remove Consultants They Claim Were Selected By Northern Pass http://nhpr.org/post/more-groups-demand-doe-remove-consultants-they-claim-were-selected-northern-pass <p>Nine organizations have joined the Conservation Law Foundation in asking that the U.S. Department of Energy fire the firms selected to conduct an environmental impact statement on the Northern Pass project because of a conflict-of-interest.</p><p>NHPR’s Chris Jensen reports.</p><p>Earlier this month the Conservation Law Foundation released emails it forced the&nbsp; Department of Energy to hand over under the Freedom of Information Act.</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 23:35:13 +0000 Chris Jensen 15464 at http://nhpr.org Department of Energy Says It Didn't Mean To Make All Northern Pass Commenters Anonymous http://nhpr.org/post/department-energy-says-it-didnt-mean-make-all-northern-pass-commenters-anonymous <p>A spokeswoman for the Department of Energy says the names of people who commented - for and against the Northern Pass project &ndash; were inadvertently removed from <a href="http://www.northernpasseis.us/document-library/comments/?page=18">the agency web site</a>.</p><p>Originally most of the 1,700 people who commented&nbsp;had their names and towns included.</p><p>But recently that information was removed, replaced with a note saying:</p><p>&ldquo;The comment information presented below has had the personal information obfuscated for privacy as requested by the original author.&rdquo;</p> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 21:19:32 +0000 Chris Jensen 7720 at http://nhpr.org