New Hampshire winters are cold but that doesn't mean you have to be. Granite Staters face unique problems in heating their homes: some of the nation's oldest housing stock, little access to natural gas and extreme weather. New Hampshire ranked 21st on the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s State Energy Efficiency Scorecard while nearby Massachusetts, Connecticut and Vermont scored in the top ten.
But local programs are working to close the gap with discounted energy audits and rebates for energy efficiency home upgrades. Plus, earth-friendly fuel options are getting more affordable. We discuss ways Granite Staters can keep warm and stay on budget.
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- Sarah Brock - Energy Program Manager at Vital Communities.
- Sam Evans-Brown - host of NHPR's Outside/In, a podcast about the natural world and how we use it.
- Don Kreis - Consumer Advocate for the Public Utilities Commission.
- Ted Stiles - energy auditor and efficiency program manager at Yankee Thermal Imaging and presenter at “Button Up New Hampshire” for Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative.
Resources for Keeping Warm
We've collected a list of resources and programs for all types of residents: check it out here!