Economist Shapiro Participates in NH Energy Roundtable

Experts Examine NH’s Looming Energy Crisis

CONCORD, NH – Dr. Lisa K. Shapiro, chief economist at law firm Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell, was among the energy experts gathered recently by BusinessNH Magazine for a roundtable discussion on New Hampshire’s energy needs and how to ensure future energy supplies. A summary of the roundtable appeared in an article titled, Power Struggle, Experts Examine NH’s Looming Energy Crisis, published in the magazine’s December 2006 issue.

In addition to Shapiro, other participants included: Gary Elper of Unitil, Fred Kocher of GT Solar, Jack Ruderman of the NH Office of Energy and Planning, Bob Garside of the Oil Heat Council of NH, Heather Kaufman of NH Electric Co-op, Gary Long of Public Service of NH, Thomas Getz of the NH Public Utilities Commission, Carl Gustin of New England Energy Alliance, and NH Representative Jim Garrity.

In the article, Dr. Shapiro is quoted commenting on the state’s role as a net exporter of electricity and the revenue that it brings to the state saying, “NH has benefited enormously from being a net exporter. Not so much from a power supply perspective, but in terms of the jobs, property value and revenue at a local and state level, the state has seen a boost.”

Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell is a multidisciplinary law firm based in Concord, New Hampshire.