Over the course of a year, through a process that engaged over 125 stakeholders and received input from over 200 citizens, the 29 members of Governor John Lynch’s Climate Change Policy Task Force developed this…
PLANS TO ACCELERATE RENEWABLES
This page provides an overview of the steps New Hampshire is taking to prepare for the impacts of climate change.
A list of programs available to New Hampshire residents who have installed or are interested in installing a renewable energy system for their home or small business.
Information from the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission on the state’s progress on renewable energy.
The Sustainable Energy Division was created in 2008 to assist the Commission in implementing specific state legislative initiatives focused on promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency and to advance the goals of energy sustainability, affordability…
Learn about renewable energy options, identify possibilities for your community, and implement a project to generate clean energy while also saving money.
A profile of energy consumption and generation in New Hampshire by the federal agency U.S. EIA.
New Hampshire is vulnerable to increasing temperatures, floods and droughts, and a shorter winter. New Hampshire’s climate has already warmed by two or three degrees Fahrenheit in the last century. Increasing temperatures are causing spring…
By David Thill Photo: Ken Kistler / Creative Commons 6/8/20
State regulatory staff recently recommended that utilities offer discounts for charging vehicles during off-peak hours.
By Josie Albertson-Grove 5/28/20
The coal power plant in Bow will not have to install $112 million cooling towers, after the EPA removed the requirement from the plant’s new permit. The Environmental Protection Agency issued a new permit for…
By Annie Ropeik Photo by Annie Ropeik 5/27/20
A new federal permit for New Hampshire’s largest coal-fired power plant will not require the installation of cooling towers, which advocates say are vital to protect the Merrimack River.
By Rep. Peter Somssich 5/27/20
As a member of the Science Technology & Energy (STE) committee of the NH House of Representatives during the past three years, I have been dealing with issues surrounding energy generation, renewable and sustainable energy…
By Bob Sanders 5/13/20
Londonderry-based Megafood pays its farmers to sink carbon. Filtrine Manufacturing Company of Keene powers its equipment with the sun, and heats its operations with wood.
The state of New Hampshire has signed a 20-year energy savings performance contract, or ESPC, to implement energy conservation measures at more than 20 state facilities throughout the Seacoast.
Ameresco, a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company, is partnering with the State of New Hampshire on an energy savings performance contract (ESPC) that will allow for energy conservation measures at over 20 state…
Some communities in New Hampshire are preparing for road closures twice a day, every day, because of flooding at high tide. f
The Impacts of Climate Change and the Trump Administration’s Anti-Environmental Agenda in New Hampshire
By Sam Hananel 5/8/20
Just in the past three years, the Trump administration has attempted to roll back at least 95 environmental rules and regulations to the detriment of the environment and Americans’ public health. Moreover, the administration refuses…
By Annie Ropeik 4/22/20
Democratic state lawmakers say they’ll push for renewable energy development as part of the economic recovery from COVID-19. State senator and gubernatorial candidate Dan Feltes addressed the issue during a virtual Earth Day town hall…
By Bob Sanders 3/11/20
There are other ways besides net metering to facilitate large-scale renewable and energy-efficiency projects, and several bills were introduced in the Senate Tuesday to make them more viable options for businesses and municipalities.
By Craig LeMoult Photo by Mary Altaffer 2/6/20
With the New Hampshire primary less than a week away, several Democratic presidential candidates turned their attention to climate issues at a student forum in Concord, N.H., on Wednesday. But with so many topics on…
By Daniela Allee 1/21/20
The House Science, Technology and Energy Committee held its first hearing on a bill that would propose a New Hampshire state climate action plan. Several committee members had questions about cost, oversight and enforcement. Under…
By Annie Ropeik Photo by Allegra Boverman 1/7/20
Gov. Chris Sununu has a new plan to expand renewable energy net metering for towns and businesses. It’s an alternative to a plan he’s blocked the past two years.
As state and local officials adapt to new guidelines for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, bottled water is getting more attention….
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By Rick Ganley & Mary McIntyre 3/14/19
Jennifer Jacobs is a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of New Hampshire, and she’s the lead author on that report’s chapter on transportation and infrastructure. Morning Edition Host Rick Ganley spoke…
By Dana Drugmand 3/14/19
The town of Exeter, N.H. passed an ordinance recognizing the right to a healthy climate, the second ordinance of its kind to be passed in the U.S,. The law, dubbed the Right to Healthy Climate…
By Annie Ropiek 3/13/19
Municipalities across New Hampshire took a range of steps to confront climate change at the local level during their annual town meetings Tuesday. Voters in Hampton overwhelmingly passed a set of zoning changes that will…