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Boom! Boom! Out Go the Lights! (If We Don’t Smarten Up)

The New Hampshire State Supreme Court has sided with the Site Evaluation Committee’s rejection of Northern Pass. If the committee has that authority under law, then that’s the right call. But while some factions are cheering, this is indicative of a serious issue.

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Eversource Decides The State of NH Can’t Force It To Make You Pay More For Electricity

Utilities, like governments, are monolithic edifices upon which waves of populist “outrage” love to crash. These sinister cabals exist to better themselves at our expense. They live to serve only themselves. And while that is always true of governments and perhaps Comcast, Eversource has done something to if not break then at least fissure the perception …

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Brookstone’s Failure Should Send a Message to the NH Legislature About Biomass Bailouts

At the end of August, I shared an email from a reader who suggested that New Hampshire’s choice of tax policies was somehow tied to a series of business failures (some pending), one of which was Brookstone, a niche specialty items chain that has corporate offices in Merrimack (ack-ack), New Hampshire. Brookstone is failing, yes. But is it …

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Quick Thought: Not so much “free market”, eh Tom, when you want others to pay for “weeding your garden”?

So, Tom Thomson (son of Gov. Thomson of “low spending yields low taxes” fame) who for years was the honorary chair of AFP-NH which argues for Free Markets, has decided to go the Full Monty and arguing that electric rate payers (that would be you and I) should pay for his timber to be cut …

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Yes, Jim Rubens and I had a bit of a dust up over his calling for Corporate Welfare

Steve alluded to it here and I DID have the intention of putting up the thread but, well, with the start of putting in new technology, things rolled off my “table” as it were. It was all about Gov. Sununu doing the right thing and denying wood electrical generational plants a subsidy.  No, not one …

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