Renewable energy has been all over the news for the past few months — President Biden’s climate plan, the Texas freeze, the potential for offshore wind projects in the Gulf of Maine — and looking local — Peterborough Energy Action‘s plan to submit a Warrant Article to Peterborough’s 2021 Town Meeting. The article asks the community to commit to an aspirational “goal of 100 percent reliance on renewable sources of electricity by 2030 and renewable sources for all other energy needs, including for heating and transportation, by 2050.”
For April, Jos has pulled together six articles (and a few FYI links for those looking for more information) about renewable energy around North America and close to home.
Decarbonising America – Joe Biden’s climate-friendly energy revolution in The Economist Feb 20, 2021
New England’s Electric Power Grid Is Undergoing A Transformation by Bruce Gellerman on wbur.org June 4, 2019
Not just oil pipelines: Canadian hydro companies caught up in U.S. environmental groups’ ire against power lines by Gregory Meyer in Financial Times, February 19, 2021 https://financialpost.com/financial-times/not-just-oil-pipelines-canadian-hydro-companies-caught-up-in-u-s-environmental-groups-ire-against-power-lines
Offshore Wind Power Is Ready to Boom. Here’s What That Means for Wildlife by Tara Lohan in EcoWatch, Jan 17, 2021
Small batteries but high stakes for New Hampshire home energy storage pilot by David Thill, July 27, 2020
Carbon‐Neutral Pathways for the United States by James H. Williams et al. in AGU Advances 2(1)
- Coal use map from Bloomberg Philanthropies – The Bloomberg Global Coal Countdown: https://bloombergcoalcountdown.com
- Rewiring America’s report No Place Like Home: New Hampshire – Saving money and creating jobs by electrifying New Hampshire’s households: https://www.nhpr.org/sites/nhpr/files/202012/rewiring_america_nh_summary.pdf
- An Unplugged Guide to Energy in NH by Sam Evans-Brown and Mike Marland. This is a great introductory article about where NH’s electricity comes from and how it’s changing. The article is from 2016, but the concepts and vocabulary are still relevant: https://www.nhmagazine.com/an-unplugged-guide-to-energy-in-nh/
Please email JDuffy @ PeterboroughNH.gov for the link to the Zoom meeting.
Short Reads is hosted by Jocelyn Duffy.
Jocelyn has over a decade of experience developing and presenting programs about nature, science, and history for federal, state, and regional organizations. She has degrees in information technology, library science, and natural resource management and enjoys exploring the places where people and the environment come together. Jos works on the help desk and also works as a program coordinator. She runs the Short Reads book group and our popular survival series programming.