Air Emissions Trading Program/Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (New Hampshire)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place New Hampshire



Name Air Emmissions Trading Program/Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (New Hampshire)
Policy Type Climate Policies
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Natural Gas
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province














Program Administrator New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services Air Resources Division
Primary Website http://des.nh.gov/organization/commissioner/legal/rules/documents/env-a4600.pdf


Last Review 2014-09-15


Information Source http://des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/air/tsb/tps/aetp/index.htm


Summary

The New Hampshire Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative is a carbon dioxide emissions budget trading program. The program includes a statewide annual CO2 budget allowance of 8,620,460 tons between 2009 and 2014; beginning in 2015 and ending in 2018, the budget shall decline, resulting in a 10 percent total reduction from the initial budget. The program is designed to stabilize, then reduce, CO2 emissions from CO2 budget sources within the state in an economically efficient manner. The program is designed to comply with the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, to which New Hampshire is signatory.


Policy Contact

Contact Name Joseph Fontaine
Department New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services Air Resources Division



Phone (603) 271-6794


Email joseph.fontaine@des.nh.gov


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: RSA 125-O:19-28p
Date Enacted 2008

















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