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Thank You, Epping!

My wife Denise and I are deeply grateful to Epping voters for your support in the October 8th special election. To earn your trust and confidence gratifies us both, and validates the years of hard work we’ve performed in service to our community. I am also grateful for the support of Gov. Chris Sununu. Winning…

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CO2 Catch-22

Some environmentalists want to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by replacing fossil fuels with wind and solar energy generation. But building wind turbines, solar panels, and batteries requires tons of raw materials acquired mostly via mining. In a recent article in an Australian newspaper, a survey of mining company CEOs revealed that in addition to reducing…

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Biomass: New Business Model Needed

On September 18, the House sustained the Governor’s veto of a bill that would provide additional subsidies to keep several wood-burning power plants afloat. Last year, a Senate bill that did the same thing did pass despite the Governor’s veto. That bill had several flaws including one I wrote about in a Minority report in…

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Wind Turbines the Culprit?

According to this article from the BBC, wind turbines that leak a gas called SF6 may be contributing to climate change. Electrical equipment uses SF6 as an inert insulator, and some claim that it is a potent, heat-trapping greenhouse gas. Fortunately, most recent temperature data has shown a decrease and a slowing in global thermal readings…

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Plan Emerging for Epping Water & Sewer

Recently, I dropped off a letter in support of Epping’s application for grant money to upgrade our water treatment plant and extend our water line. While at the sewage treatment facility, I found out that Epping is on pace to make $1 million this year processing septic waste. That money will help to fund some…

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Getting Re-Connected

Not that long ago, the U.S. had communities where softball leagues, bridge clubs, volleyball leagues, churches, model railroad clubs, bowling leagues and dozens of other civic and fraternal organizations flourished. These organizations allowed people to spend time together discussing their daily lives and the events and situations they cared about. People loved the time they…

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Liberty Alliance Endorsement

So proud today to receive an endorsement from the NH Liberty Alliance for 2019. The letter states, “Congratulations on earning the official endorsement of the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance! On behalf of our Board of Directors, we thank you for making the sacrifice for your constituents and community by running for office. We at the…

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So, It looks Impossible

The push to make a community or state, or even an entire country (like Canada or England), reliant 100% on renewable energy cannot actually be done by 2050. To do so would require the building of “a 1.5 gigawatt nuclear power plant every day” of the 11,000+ days between now and 2050. This article lays…