Shaheen Welcomes Clean Power Plan to Address Climate Change

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today welcomed the administration’s announcement of new standards to be administered by the Environmental Protection Agency to address climate change by limiting carbon pollution. The Clean Power Plan, which puts in place the first-ever nationwide carbon pollution strategy, sets state-wide goals for carbon emission reduction with flexibility on how to meet those goals.

Senate Energy Committee Advances Shaheen’s Bipartisan Energy Efficiency Proposals

the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources advanced several energy efficiency proposals championed by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH). The committee approved Shaheen’s Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act cosponsored by U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), as well as her Smart Manufacturing Leadership Act and key provisions from her Clean Distributed Energy Grid Integration Act. A targeted energy efficiency bill co-sponsored by Senator Portman was signed into law by President Obama in April, making it the first energy bill to be signed into law this Congress.

Shaheen and Portman Bipartisan Energy Efficiency Bill Advances in the Senate

U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) announced that their bipartisan Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (ESIC) has passed out of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. The energy efficiency legislation has received widespread support from both Democrats and Republicans as well as industry leaders, energy-efficiency advocates and environmental stakeholders because it reduces pollution, saves consumers money and creates jobs.

SENATE ENERGY COMMITTEE ADVANCES SHAHEEN’S BIPARTISAN ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROPOSALS

The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources advanced several energy efficiency proposals championed by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH). The committee approved Shaheen’s Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act cosponsored by U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), as well as her Smart Manufacturing Leadership Act and key provisions from her Clean Distributed Energy Grid Integration Act. A targeted energy efficiency bill co-sponsored by Senator Portman was signed into law by President Obama in April, making it the first energy bill to be signed into law this Congress

Senior Housing to be Added to Railroad Street Area of Keene

The Railroad Street area of Keene, known for its mix of housing and commercial space, is adding more housing to the mix. Westmill Senior Housing, which is sponsored by Southwestern Community Services (SCS), received a commitment of federal HOME funds and Low Income Housing Tax Credits through New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority. The funds provide needed resources in order to begin construction.

Key Ayotte Measures Move Forward as Part of Highway Legislation

U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) announced today that the package of transportation and safety legislation (H.R. 22) that the Senate is debating this week includes several measures she championed to support New Hampshire priorities. As a member of the Commerce Committee, which approved provisions of the highway bill last week, Ayotte successfully included amendments to help New Hampshire combat drug-impaired driving -- including driving under the influence of heroin and prescription opioids -- and help establish state infrastructure banks

Ayotte Secures Commitment from Pipeline Safety Administrator Nominee to Visit NH

During a Senate Commerce Committee hearing on Wednesday, U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) secured a commitment from Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) Administrator nominee Marie Therese Dominguez that if confirmed, she will visit New Hampshire and listen to local residents' concerns regarding the safety of Kinder Morgan's proposed Northeast Energy Direct natural gas pipeline. Ayotte referenced these concerns while questioning Ms. Dominguez at today's hearing, and also stressed the need for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and PHMSA to work together to address safety concerns.

New Senior Housing Development Coming to Rochester

A new senior housing development for Rochester will soon be underway. Arthur H. Nickless, Jr. Housing for the Elderly, which is sponsored by 17 Glenwood Ave, LLC and the Rochester Housing Authority, received over $500,000 in federal HOME funding plus Low Income Housing Tax Credits through New Hampshire Housing. Arthur H. Nickless, Jr., who was highly involved in the local community and served on the Rochester Housing Authority Commission for more than 20 years, passed away last December after battling cancer, and the project is named in his honor

NH Delegation Calls on Regulators to Weigh Granite State Inupt in Natural Gas Project...

New Hampshire's Congressional delegation sent two letters to federal regulators expressing concerns about the ability of Granite Staters to have their voices meaningfully heard in the federal review process of Kinder Morgan's Northeast Energy Direct (NED) natural gas pipeline. The letters, addressed to the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and to the Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) both seek opportunities to ensure that New Hampshire stakeholders are provided a thorough opportunity to participate in the federal

Shaheen Legislation Encourages Small Business Growth Through Energy Efficiency

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, introduced legislation to boost small business competitiveness through energy efficiency. The Small Business Energy Efficiency Act would help small businesses reduce energy costs by extending the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 504 lending program to businesses looking to invest in energy efficiency improvements

CBRE/NE ASSISTS 36CREATIVE IN THE LEASE OF 4,620 SF IN SALEM, NH

CBRE/New England announced 36creative leased 4,620 square feet at 23 South Broadway in Salem, New Hampshire, from MetScott21, LLC. 36creative is a boutique brand development and creative agency offering brand development, creative production, interactive design and development, and online marketing strategy

Guinta Fighting to Preserve Granite State Land, Water and Heritage

This week, Congressman Frank Guinta (NH-01) introduced an amendment to the Department of Interior Appropriations package to increase funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund by $16 million for essential outdoor programs

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U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) today joined a bipartisan group of Members of Congress in calling for the immediate reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), which is set to expire in less than 100 days at the end of September. Ayotte has been a strong supporter of LWCF and is cosponsoring bipartisan legislation that would permanently reauthorize the program.

THE HAMPSHIRE COMPANIES SELLS FEDEX GROUND BUILDING IN CARTERET, N.J. TO TIAA-CREF

The Hampshire Companies, a full service, private real estate investment firm with equity in assets valued at more than $2.5 billion, has announced the sale of PortSouth Milik, a 232,134-square-foot industrial building located at 200 Milik Street in Carteret, N.J. to TIAA-CREF

CBRE/NE NEW HAMPSHIRE TEAM RECEIVES DEAL OF THE YEAR AWARD

CBRE/New England announced brokers from its New Hampshire practice won three awards at the 1st Annual New Hampshire Commercial Real Estate Awards, including the ceremony’s highest honor for 2014 Deal of the Year CBRE/NE New England winners, which included Roger Dieker, Michael Tamposi and Steve Clancy, took home the Deal of the Year, Industrial Lease of the Year and Industrial Sale of the Year awards. All accolades were for the lease and subsequent sale of industrial space on Pettengill Road in Londonderry.

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New Hampshire Housing Graduates Second Class of Homeownership Fellows

New Hampshire Housing graduated its second class of Homeownership Fellows recently. This year-long program accepts applications from emerging leaders in the mortgage origination field and is broken down into six educational development sessions. Sessions include learning about New Hampshire Housing’s entire range of programs, meeting with successful mortgage professionals, spending time at the New Hampshire Legislature, and visiting with other top state and national officials

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HUD CHARGES NEW HAMPSHIRE LANDLORDS WITH DISCRIMINATING AGAINST FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it is charging a group of New Hampshire landlords with housing discrimination for denying families with children the opportunity to rent certain apartments