• The Energy Challenge in the Monadnock Region

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    Name: The Energy Challenge in the Monadnock Region
    Date: March 22, 2017
    Time: 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM EDT
    Event Description:
    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 info@keenechamber.com with “Issues Series” in the subject line, or call us at 603-352-1303.
    Centennial Hall, Alumni Center, Keene State College
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    Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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