Latest Laidlaw Energy Group Stories

2008-10-01 09:00:00

By AMY AUGUSTINE The biomass energy company with plans to build two wood-burning biomass facilities in the state announced Monday that it brokered a deal with Public Service of New Hampshire to sell the power generated from one of its proposed sites. Although final plans to build a 60-megawatt plant in Berlin have not been approved by the city or the state, Laidlaw Energy Group says the deal with PSNH is a significant step toward the plant's development. "From (Laidlaw's) end, with this...

2008-07-21 12:01:17

Laidlaw Energy Group may or may not be the best possible developer of a biomass power plant on Old Concord Road in Henniker. More will be known after public hearings are concluded and the company has filed a formal proposal with local, state and federal authorities. Several things, however, are clear. The need to switch to indigenous, renewable sources of clean energy is imperative. Generating heat and electricity by burning virgin wood is such a source. The 65-megawatt biomass plant would...

2008-07-14 12:00:00

By Amy Augustine A proposal to build a wood-burning power plant has sparked questions and concerns from Henniker-area residents. The plan, which goes before the Henniker Zoning Board on Wednesday, would allow Laidlaw Energy Group to build a 20-megawatt plant for burning wood chips. It would supply energy for the regional power grid and local businesses, according the company's application, which was first submitted in April. Proponents of the plant say it would benefit the town by...

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  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.