U.S. Department of Energy http://nhpr.org en Northern Pass Comment Period Opens, DOE Moves Closer To Hearings http://nhpr.org/post/northern-pass-comment-period-opens-doe-moves-closer-hearings <p>The Federal Register&nbsp;Monday is publishing <a href="http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-08-19/pdf/2013-20129.pdf">the official notice </a>that a changed, proposed route for the Northern Pass Transmission project has been filed with the U.S. Department of Energy.</p><p>Northern Pass announced the route late in June, with the only substantial change being in Northern Coos Country.</p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Chris Jensen 33384 at http://nhpr.org After A New Route What's Next For Northern Pass? http://nhpr.org/post/after-new-route-whats-next-northern-pass <p align="left">After the announcement of Northern Pass’ new proposed route through Northern Coos - expected late this morning - the utility’s next steps will be to seek state and federal approval.</p><p align="left">Having a new proposed route means Northern Pass can formally file it with the U.S. Department of Energy, which has to give its approval for a Presidential Permit. That permit allows the hydro-electric power to be imported from Canada.</p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 14:38:39 +0000 Chris Jensen 30225 at http://nhpr.org Company To Gauge Historic Impact of Northern Pass Chosen http://nhpr.org/post/company-gauge-historic-impact-northern-pass-chosen <p>The Department of Energy has chosen Southeastern Archaeological Research Inc. to review the impact of the Northern Pass hydro-electric project on the state’s historical sites, a DOE official says.</p><p>The firm has 70 full-time employees “who represent the complete range of disciplines necessary to conduct cultural resource projects,” according to the company’s <a href="http://www.searchinc.com/">website.</a></p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 13:56:36 +0000 Chris Jensen 25708 at http://nhpr.org DOE Denies Impropriety In Picking Firms Recommended by Northern Pass http://nhpr.org/post/doe-denies-impropriety-picking-firms-recommended-northern-pass <p>The U.S. Department of Energy did nothing wrong in hiring three consultants recommended by Northern Pass, said a spokeswoman for the agency.</p><p>Wednesday the Conservation Law Foundation said documents it obtained through the Freedom of Information Act showed a lawyer for Northern Pass recommended the firms to conduct a crucial environmental impact statement.</p><p>And the agency wrongly&nbsp;hired them.</p><p>The environmental impact statement is a pivotal part of the agency’s consideration of whether to grant Northern Pass a Presidential Permit.</p> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 21:29:11 +0000 Chris Jensen 14623 at http://nhpr.org Northern Pass Helped Pick Key Consultant for DOE, Conservation Law Foundation Asserts http://nhpr.org/post/northern-pass-helped-pick-key-consultant-doe-conservation-law-foundation-asserts <p>The<a href="http://www.clf.org/"> Conservation Law Foundation </a>says the U.S. Department of Energy made a serious mistake by again allowing Northern Pass to help pick the consultants responsible for the crucial environmental impact statement.</p><p>“The concern is that the integrity of the federal review is at great risk,” Christophe Courchesne, a lawyer at the foundation, said Wednesday.</p><p>The DOE did not respond&nbsp;to&nbsp;the issue raised by the foundation.</p> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 19:13:23 +0000 Chris Jensen 14524 at http://nhpr.org