NH Climate Action Plan Released

The state of New Hampshire’s Climate Change Policy Task Force this week released the New Hampshire Climate Action Plan and announced the creation of a public/private partnership that will oversee and guide the plan’s implementation.

The plan sets a long-term goal of achieving an 80 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions below 1990 levels by the year 2050. Renewable energy measures in the plan include setting a goal of ensuring that 25 percent of the state’s energy comes from renewable sources by 2025, upgrading the state’s grid and encouraging the use of waste-to-energy projects.

“Here in New Hampshire, we already recognize that climate change poses serious risks to the health of our citizens, to our quality of life and to our economic future,” New Hampshire Governor John Lynch said. “And we are already national leaders in efforts to cut pollution, to build a new energy future and to build a greener economy.

The partnership, the New Hampshire Energy and Climate Collaborative, includes representatives from New Hampshire’s businesses, public entities, nonprofit organizations and educational institutions.

To view the complete plan, click here.

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