The U.S. Department of Energy will review about two dozen alternatives for the proposed Northern Pass project, including burying power lines under waterways or roads or connecting with transmission lines in neighboring states.
CONCORD (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy plans to reveal details of possible alternative routes for the Northern Pass electrical transmission project before it releases a draft environmental study on the proposal, likely by the end of this year, according to a letter sent to the state’s congressional delegation.
CONCORD — The House Wednesday refused to place a moratorium on wind turbine and electric transmission line projects while studies are completed to develop a state energy strategy and review the energy plant siting process.
The new president of Public Service of New Hampshire and senior executives with the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests have been meeting privately, hoping to break the impasse over the Northern Pass hydroelectric project, but that has yet to garner meaningful results.
New Hampshire's congressional delegation has, for the third time in the past seven months, asked the Department of Energy to release the list of alternative routes for the Northern Pass that will be studied as part of the environmental review of the controversial hydroelectric project.
Opponents of proposed new wind projects in the Newfound Lake-Cardigan Mountain Region were disappointed with the House vote against a temporary moratorium on wind turbine and electric transmission line projects on Wednesday, but some found a silver lining
The letter from New England governors calling for public financing of a new natural gas pipeline into the region also contained a call for transmission projects that would deliver between 1,200 and 3,600 megawatts of "clean energy" into the New England grid from no-carbon or low-carbon sources.