This list is a starting point for anyone interested in pursuing a residential or commercial energy efficiency or renewable energy project, or for anyone interested in participating in local efforts to support that work. Each site has a wealth of information and tips, and each site offers a regular email newsletter or update to stay in the loop with new developments in the Ammonoosuc Region, the North Country and Upper Valley, New Hampshire, or the overall United States.

UTILITIES

NHSaves - tools, incentives, and tips to help you save energy, money, and the environment

New Hampshire Electric Co-op - electric co-op serving over 84,000 New Hampshire residents in 115 towns

Eversource NH - major New Hampshire residential and commercial energy provider

mAJOR GOVERNMENTAL AND NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

NH Local Energy Solutions - providing collaborative guidance and technical support to local energy groups, municipalities, schools, and other political subdivisions seeking to reduce energy use, minimize energy costs, and/or reduce fossil fuel consumption. Supported by the New England Grassroots Environment Fund (NGEF) and the NH Charitable Foundation, this is an open and inclusive ad-hoc group that welcomes new members willing to dig in on solving our energy issues collaboratively.

Clean Energy NH (formerly NH Sustainable Energy Association) - promoting clean energy and technologies through education and advocating for a stronger economic future through favorable sustainable energy policies in New Hampshire

NH Office of Strategic Initiatives, Energy Division - programs and partnerships with a range of private and public entities to promote energy efficiency and expand the use of renewable, domestic energy

NH Public Utilities Commission, Sustainable Energy Division - assists in implementing specific state legislative initiatives focused on promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency, and works to advance the goals of energy sustainability, affordability, and security

NH Division of Economic Development - resources for New Hampshire businesses

LOCAL AND REGIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

North Country Council - one of nine regional planning commissions in New Hampshire, serving 50 communities and 25 unincorporated places in the northern third of the state. Serves in an advisory role to local governments in order to promote coordinated planning, orderly growth, efficient land use, transportation access, and environmental protection.

Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) - promoting sustainable energy practices and helping high-performance building and energy efficiency professionals improve their practices by learning from and networking with each other

MAJOR GOVERNMENTAL, NON-PROFIT, AND MEDIA ORGANIZATIONS NATIONWIDE

US Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) - creating and sustaining American leadership in the transition to a global clean energy economy

Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE) - popular tool to find clean and renewable energy regulations and incentives by state

Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) - organization of businesses using policy advocacy, analysis, and education to bring about a prosperous economy based on secure, clean, affordable energy

Green Energy Times - a people’s paper seeking to advance the opportunities at the intersection of business, technology, and sustainability. 100% powered by renewable energy.