WMUR TV9 aired interviews regarding the project on May 15, 2011
WMUR TV9’s “New Hampshire Business” this past weekend included two interviews regarding the project aimed at bringing 1,200 megawatts of hydroelectric energy from Canada into New England.
Host Fred Kocher interviewed Gary Long, PSNH president and COO, who explained the benefits of the project. A separate interview was conducted with Jack Savage, of the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, which is opposed to the project as proposed.
The Concord Monitor published an interview with PSNH President Gary Long in today’s paper. The questions cover everything from the price of renewable energy to the siting of the proposed transmission line.
You’re doing this at a time when demand is falling rather than rising. Is that unusual? We take the idea of trying to reduce carbon very seriously. The state has a goal of trying to reduce carbon from all sources by 80 percent by 2050. If there wasn’t a business opportunity, this wouldn’t be happening, but if there wasn’t policy that requires a greener, cleaner energy future, we wouldn’t be doing this. . . . We’re not looking for major new sources to meet the power needs; we’re looking for major new sources to meet the “green power” needs.
Two corrections to consider while reading the article: the tax base increase in the City of Franklin is $250 million, not $5 million; also, late in the article it refers to a $250 billion project – it should read “million” not billion.
PSNH president looks to future flow of power