Climate Action Plan (New Hampshire)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place New Hampshire

Applies to States or Provinces New Hampshire
Name Climate Action Plan (New Hampshire)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Climate Policies
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province

Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source


29 members of Governor John Lynch’s Climate Change Policy Task Force developed a Climate Action Plan in 2009. It is aimed at achieving the greatest feasible reductions in greenhouse gas emissions while also providing the greatest possible long-term economic benefits to the citizens of New Hampshire.

New Hampshire’s Climate Action Plan presents an opportunity to: • Spur economic growth through investment in our state’s economy of monies currently spent on energy imports. • Create jobs and economic growth through development of in-state sources of energy from renewable and low emitting resources, and green technology development and deployment by New Hampshire businesses. • Avoid the significant costs of responding to a changing climate to the state’s infrastructure, economy, and the health of our citizens. • Preserve the unique quality of life that makes New Hampshire an outstanding place to live, work, and raise a family.

The Task Force recommends that New Hampshire strive to achieve a long-term reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050, consistent with the New England Governors – Eastern Canadian Premiers resolutions and the consensus recommendations of the scientific community.

To move toward this long-term goal and provide the greatest economic opportunity to the state of New Hampshire, the Task Force recommended 67 actions to: • Reduce emissions from buildings, electric generation, and transportation. • Protect our natural resources to maintain the amount of carbon sequestered. • Support regional and national initiatives to reduce greenhouse gases. • Develop an integrated education, outreach and workforce training program. • Adapt to existing and potential climate change impacts.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Rebecca Ohler
Department Department of Environmental Services
Division Climate Change and Greenhouse Gases

Phone 603-271-6749



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

Authority 1 State Statute RSA 21-0