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Energy Efficiency - How N.H. Stacks Up

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A recent report places New Hampshire in the middle of the pack nationally when it comes to programs and policies to conserve energy, and that we’re behind the other New England states. We’ll look at the costs, regulations and the possible outcomes down the road.

GUESTS:

  • Meredith Hatfield – director of the state’s Office of Energy and Planning
  • Michael Licata – vice president of public policy for the NH Business and industry Association
  • Laura Richardson – executive director of the Jordan Institute, which advocates for public-policy and market-based solutions to improve energy efficiency in commercial buildings

CALLOUT:

  • Paul Morin - president of Tarkka Homes. A builder himself, he is actively involved with the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of NH. He regularly testifies before the NH Legislature on issues relating to the industry.

*You can find the state energy efficiency scorecard here, and the state-commissioned study on energy efficiency here.

Laura is well known in New Hampshire for her in-depth coverage of important issues and is widely regarded for her interviews with presidential hopefuls. Laura is a graduate of Keene High School in New Hampshire. Prior to hosting The Exchange, Laura worked in public radio in Washington, D.C. as a local reporter and announcer for WAMU and as a newscaster for NPR. Before her radio career, she was a researcher for USA Today's "Money" section, and a research assistant at the Institute for International Economics. Laura occasionally guest hosts national programs such as The Diane Rehm Show and Here and Now. In 2007 Laura was named New Hampshire Broadcaster of the Year by the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters.
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