EBC NH Chapter Breakfast: New Hampshire’s Strategy for Addressing the Issues of Climate Change and Energy Independence
On May 11, 2007, Governor Lynch signed the Renewable Energy Act, which establishes a renewable energy portfolio standard (RPS) requiring NH state utilities to generate 25 percent of electricity from renewable resources by 2025.
In the state?s Climate Action Challenge, the NH DES has outlined the actions the state plans to take to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
New Hampshire is also participating with other Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States, in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a model regional cap-and-trade program (rule) to reduce emissions of CO2 from power plants across the region.
Plan to attend this meeting and learn about New Hampshire?s
- Programs of the NH Energy and Planning Office
- Climate Action Challenge Strategy
- New Renewable Energy Act
- Renewable Portfolio Standards
- Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
You will also have an opportunity to learn about the Northern Wood Power Project. This renewable energy project, which involved the replacement of a coal-burning boiler with a boiler that burns clean wood products, is operated by Public Service Company of NH at the Schiller Station in Portsmouth.
NH Office of Energy and Planning
Energy Programs Manager
NH Department of Environmental Services
Renewable Energy Project – Northern Wood Power Project
Director of Generation Services
Public Service of New Hampshire