Regional Issues Series The Energy Challenge in the Monadnock Region What Is It; What Can We Do? Featuring Michael Mooiman, PhD, MBA Associate Professor, Franklin Pierce University and a Panel of Energy Experts: Brian Boardman, Whelen Engineering, Charlestown NH Kate Epsen, NH Clean Tech Council, Concord NH Rodney Bartlett, Peterborough Town Manager Katherine Peters, Eversource (Energy Efficiency) Wednesday, March 22, 2017 – 7:30-9:30am Centennial Hall, Alumni Center, Keene State College
About this Event
Almost every day, we are swamped with information about which energy projects we should support, or not support. Would any of them lower prices for me, or my business? How are we supposed to figure that out? Aren’t we part of a New England grid? And what is that? Fingers are pointed in several directions. Traditional production facilities are being sold, or taken off line. Demand continues to increase. Solar may be an option, but is it a solution? Wind may be an option, but is it a solution? And maybe I don’t want any of this stuff in my back yard? Are we doing enough around energy efficiency? What’s all this talk about compressed natural gas? And what’s net metering? How does any of this connect to economic development?
At this session, we’ll try to unwind and unpack some of these questions – only a few of the questions asked nearly every day about this very complex issue. Come to listen and learn. And bring your questions!
About the Series
The purpose of the Keene Chamber of Commerce, as described in its by-laws, is “to advance the commercial, industrial, educational, cultural, recreational and general welfare of Keene and the surrounding area.”
We know that our region (like many around the country) has economic development challenges and related opportunities, including: workforce development; regional transportation & transit; physical & digital infrastructure; energy; workforce housing; population health; travel & tourism; and the creative economy.
In support of our members – nearly 500 organizations – we launched our Regional Issues Series in 2015. Our goal, with each forum, is: to raise awareness about the issues; to better understand the complexities of the issues; to explore ways we might engage on the issues; and ways our voices can be heard to influence public policy – all with the goal of creating a more vibrant 21st century economy in the Monadnock Region.
Please Join Us
There is no cost to attend this event, and it’s open to both Chamber members and “not yet members.” For planning and logistics purposes, we would appreciate an RSVP by March 20th – please email us at email@example.com with “Issues Series” in the subject line, or call us at 603-352-1303.