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PRS Students Present Siting Energy Research to New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

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PRS students, Michael Sanchez '13 and Richard D'Amato '13 from the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center Policy Research Shop, present their research findings to Craig Wright, Director of the Air Resources Division and Michele Roberge, Administrator, Permitting and Environmental Health Bureau.

On Friday, June 7, Michael Sanchez '13 and Richard D'Amato '13 from the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center Policy Research Shop, made a presentation in Concord, NH to the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES), including Craig Wright, Director of the Air Resources Division and Michele Roberge, Administrator, Permitting and Environmental Health Bureau.  Also present was a representative from the Office of Energy and Planning. 

The students presented findings from their paper "Siting Energy Facilities" that examine the structures and processes used to cite energy facilities in six comparison states.  The analysis is intended to inform options for the state of New Hampshire and highlights improvements in public participation, various structures for board membership and scope of responsibility, fee structures, and increased efficiency.  Following the presentation, the NHDES staff and students discussed the implications of their research for both policy making and environmental administration in the state.

The Policy Research Shop is supported in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) program. To learn more about PRS, click here.

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