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Prominent Business Leaders Join New Hampshire Clean Tech Council Advisory Committee  

Newton H. Kershaw III and Harold Turner Join New Hampshire Clean Tech Council Advisory Committee

Council helps bring bipartisan focus to New Hampshire’s energy future

Concord, NH -- The New Hampshire Clean Tech Council today announced that Newton Kershaw and Harold Turner have joined its Advisory Committee.


Newton H. Kershaw III, is CEO and Head of Acquisitions and Finance for Elm Grove Companies, a vertically integrated, full-service real estate company operating throughout New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Kershaw is also current board member and former Chairman of the Board of the Manchester Development Corporation and a Trustee of the Manchester Historic Association. He resides in Manchester with his wife and two children.


Harold Turner, is Founder and President of The H.L. Turner Group Inc. a professional team of Architects, Engineers, and Building Scientists serving business, industry and government and recognized for their award winning environmental building designs and as an industry leader in promoting healthy buildings, sustainable design, and enhanced learning environments. Turner resides in Concord with his wife.


“Our Advisory Committee continues to attract thoughtful business leaders who realize that the time is now to advocate for our state’s energy future,” said Kate Epsen, NH CTC Executive Director. “Newton and Harold are leaders in their field in innovation, technology and energy efficiency. Their experience and deep business network will be extremely valuable to the CleanTech Council moving forward and I am thrilled that they’ve agreed to join our Advisory Committee.”


“The New Hampshire CleanTech Council is a bi-partisan advocate for a clean technology industry that will create new jobs and help strengthen New Hampshire’s innovation economy. I’m pleased to be working with them,” said Harold Turner.


Other members of the New Hampshire Clean Tech Council Advisory Committee include Steve Duprey, Clay Mitchell, Charlie Bass and George Bald. For a complete list of committee members please click here.

About the New Hampshire CleanTech Council

The NH CleanTech Council (NHCTC) represents and advocates for New Hampshire’s clean technology and clean energy business sector, focusing on the economic benefits and jobs that can come from a vibrant clean tech industry and the policies that enable stability, competition and investment in that industry. NHCTC acts as the advocacy arm of the NH Sustainable Energy Association, a statewide non-profit.  


NHDP - Petition: Tell Kelly Ayotte to put local communities first, not big oil companies 

Friend – 
This week, Kelly Ayotte voted to advance legislation that would disregard the federal review process and force construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. A thorough State Department review ensures that the views of local communities are heard, and that the environmental impacts and safety concerns of any project are considered.
Kelly Ayotte’s vote to cut out the voices of local communities isn’t just bad for this project; it also sets a dangerous precedent for projects here in New Hampshire like Northern Pass, the Portland-Montreal pipeline, and the Kinder Morgan pipeline.

Click here to add your name to our petition urging Kelly Ayotte to put local communities first, not big oil companies.
While Kelly Ayotte likes to claim that she supports local input on projects here in New Hampshire, her vote to bypass the normal review process for the Keystone XL pipeline speaks louder than her words.  
Will you add your voice to tell Kelly Ayotte that the input of local communities matters?

Raymond Buckley, Chairman
New Hampshire Democratic Party



ALG - Tepid job growth and labor force exodus in December 


Jan. 9, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government Vice President of Public Policy and Communications Rick Manning today issued the following statement in response to the latest job numbers:


"Only 111,000 more Americans were employed in December than the month before, while 456,000 people abandoned the workforce entirely.  That is how the unemployment rate dropped to 5.6 percent in spite of extremely disappointing job growth numbers.  


"Astonishingly, the workforce dropouts were entirely women, with the number of men in the workforce actually increasing slightly.


"The sad reality is that this is the ultimate Obama new normal report, fewer new people employed than needed for healthy economic growth rates combined with drops in labor participation across all age groups. 


"When coupled with a drop in wages for the average worker, it was hardly a Merry Christmas for Americans who are trying to get ahead in spite of the headwinds created by the President's regulatory policies."


View statement online at


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Citizens For A Strong NH - Guinta supports, while Kuster opposes, job-saving legislation in House 


House Passes HR 30: Save American Workers Act of 2015

While Guinta votes for a bill to curb a provision of Obamacare that's hurting the job market, Kuster opposes it.
Derek Dufresne


(January 8, 2015) - Today, the House of Representatives cast one of their first votes of the new Congress to minimize the devastating effects of Obamacare. By a vote of 252-172, they passed HR 30, the Save American Workers Act of 2015, which would alter the law's definition of full-time workers who must be offered employer-provided health care. HR 30 changes the threshold from 30 hours weekly to a 40-hour standard. Defining full-time employees as those working at least 30 hours is pressuring firms to save money by cutting workers' hours and diminishing the number of full-time jobs.  

According to a Hoover Institution study, 2.6 million Americans making under $30,000 are at risk of having their hours and wages cut as a result of ObamaCare's 30-hour rule. Of that: 
  • 60 percent are between the ages of 19 and 34 - making the 30-hour rule particularly damaging for younger American workers. 
  • 90 percent do not have a college degree. 
  • 63 percent are women. 
  • Over 600,000 workers in the retail trade, 225,000 workers in the education industry, and 589,000 workers in restaurants, are at risk of having their hours and wages cut.  
Congressman Frank Guinta (NH-01) voted in favor of this important legislation. While twelve Democrats joined with Republicans in support of HR 30, Congressman Annie Kuster (NH-02) opposed it.
Derek Dufresne, spokesman for Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire, released the following statement:


"We were very pleased to see HR 30 pass the House of Representatives today. While we continue to support a full repeal of the disaster known as Obamacare, if this legislation becomes law, it will help alleviate one of the most job-killing effects, the '30-hour rule.' 

"With a new Congress, and as evident with today's vote, Granite Staters finally have a voice in the House of Representatives who will fight against Obamacare. We thank Congressman Frank Guinta for continuing to support New Hampshire's working families by voting for HR 30. Sadly though, with Congresswoman Annie Kuster's opposition to it, residents of our state's Second Congressional District clearly still have a representative who is more concerned with listening to Nancy Pelosi instead of the will of her constituents."





WASHINGTON. D.C. – Congressman Frank Guinta released the following statement on today’s passage of the bipartisan and bicameral Save American Workers Act (H.R. 30).  This legislation empowers millions of Americans by restoring the traditional definition of a work week to 40 hours.  It was reduced to 30 hours by the Affordable Care Act. 

“The President’s healthcare law has devastated middle class Granite Staters in many ways and I find it unconscionable that the federal government is mandating the loss of 25% of every paycheck for nearly 3 million Americans.  The fact the President has already threatened to veto legislation restoring the 40 hour work week that would immediately increase take home pay, help grow our economy and make the lives of millions of Americans better is beyond the pale.  The President’s obstruction needs to end and I urge the Senate to immediately send this legislation to the his desk.”  

The Save American Workers Act passed by a vote of 252-172.  Congressman Guinta is an original cosponsor of the bill. 

To read the text of the bill, please click here.