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Landlord  Webinar

On Monday, February 27th at 5:30pm, the Monadnock Sustainability Hub is hosted a free energy savings webinar for residential landlords in all area towns. The webinar covered energy efficiency programs offered by NH utilities for energy audits, weatherization, and more. In addition, it included an overview of landlord-applicable funding that will become available through the Inflation Reduction Act.

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Keene Energy Week
October 18-24, 2021

The inaugural Keene Energy Week will take place October 18-24. Events include a kick-off at City Hall, a small business webinar, a self-guided solar tour, a virtual EV expo, and a live energy week expo at railroad square. To learn more and view the schedule, please visit

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Monadnock Earth Day Film Festival

The Monadnock Food Co-op has partnered with the Monadnock International Film Festival and Monadnock Farm & Community Coalition, producer of Feast On This! Film Festival, to transform the annual in-person Monadnock Earth Festival into a virtual film festival. The Monadnock Earth Day Film Festival will take place from April 22 – April 24, 2021. This free online event will feature films and host panel discussions to celebrate and cultivate a more resilient world.

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NHSaves Virtual Button Up Workshop

Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 7:00-8:30 pm

This free workshop covered energy efficiency basics as well as available programs, rebates, and other incentives to reduce energy costs and make your home more comfortable. Sponsored by NHSaves in partnership with the Clean Energy Team, Keene Energy & Climate Committee, and the Monadnock Sustainability Hub. The recording is available through June 4, 2021


Drive Electric Earth Day EV Expo

The Monadnock Sustainability Hub is launching a virtual Drive Electric EV Expo on Thursday, April 22, 2021. The expo will include stories from local EV owners on all things EV, from buying, to owning, to driving. 

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The climate solution that pays families: A local conversation on a national policy.

The Energy & Climate Committee is co-sponsoring an event organized by the Clean Energy Team about a climate solution called "Carbon Cashback" on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 6:00 pm. The virtual event is free, but registration is required.

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Mayor George Hansel: October is Energy Awareness Month

October 2, 2020 • Mayor George Hansel's proclamation designates October as “Energy Awareness Month” in Keene.

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Energy Month Events

October 5, 2020 • With a film screening, speakers, a solar tour, and a community forum, there are so many ways to celebrate Energy Awareness Month in Keene.

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Electric Vehicles in Keene

August 12, 2020 • Keene is part of New Hampshire's "EV charging desert." How will Keene get out of the desert? Listen to this episode to learn more.

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Home Energy Labeling and Benchmarking

August 12, 2020 • Listen to learn more about policies that make energy information visible.

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Toby Tousley

August 6, 2020 • Commercial and residential landlord Toby Tousley tells us about making energy efficiency upgrades to his rental properties in Keene.

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Clean Energy Team

August 5, 2020 • Members of the Clean Energy Team share their memories of building support for Keene's Sustainable Energy Resolution.

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Keene Earns SolSmart Designation 

July 30, 2020 • The SolSmart program recognizes communities that make it faster, easier, and more affordable for homes and businesses to go solar.  

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What is Community Power?

July 7, 2020 • Community power programs can help towns save money and meet their renewable energy goals. Here's how.

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Carole Collins, Director of Energy and Sustainability

Greenfield, MA

July 7, 2020 • Carole Collins of Greenfield, MA, tells us why Greenfield started a community power program five years ago and how the program has affected Greenfield ratepayers.

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Mayor George Hansel

Keene, NH

June 30, 2020 • Mayor George Hansel shares how and why he and his employer made energy efficiency upgrades to their residential rental properties in Keene.

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Clean Energy Team

Keene, NH

March 2, 2020 • Read profiles of local businesses and institutions that are already part of the clean energy transition.


City of Keene and Renewable Energy

December 30, 2019 • The City of Keene gets electricity for our municipal operations through clean and renewable energy sources. 

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Bensonwood and Unity

Keene, NH

2019 • Bensonwood installed a 258 kilowatt solar array on the roof of its production facility, which produces 60 to 70 percent of the power used by the factory.


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Keene, NH

September 11, 2019 • Paragon's solar array is the power source for heat pump technology that improves the efficiency of Paragon's converted space at the former Grace United Methodist Church.

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Filtrine Solar Array 2019 Installation

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Keene, NH

September 9, 2019 • Filtrine's solar array is Keene's largest. It produces enough power to cover Filtrine's total energy needs and put energy back into the grid.

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