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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.

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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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Paragon Digital Marketing

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

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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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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