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Policy Place Policy Type Active Affected Technologies Implementing Sector Summary
Air Emissions Trading Program/Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (New Hampshire) New Hampshire Climate Policies Yes Coal with CCS
Natural Gas
Biomass/Biogas
State/Province 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.
Air Permitting for Stationary Sources (New Hampshire) New Hampshire Environmental Regulations Yes Coal with CCS
Natural Gas
Biomass/Biogas
State/Province The permitting system implements the permitting requirements of RSA 125-C and 125-I to regulate the operation and modification of new and existing stationary sources, area sources, and devices to maintain ambient air quality standards and ambient air limits for regulated toxic pollutants.
Alteration of Terrain Permits (New Hampshire) New Hampshire Siting and Permitting Yes Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Tidal Energy
Wave Energy
Wind energy
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Solar Photovoltaics
State/Province This permit is required whenever a project proposes to disturb more than 100,000 square feet of contiguous terrain (50,000 square feet if any portion of project is within protected shoreland), or disturbs an area having a grade of 25 percent or greater within 50 feet of any surface water. Permitting program applies to earth moving operations, such as commercial, industrial, and residential developments. The requirements protect groundwater supplies by controlling erosion and managing stormwater runoff from developed areas.
Bond Financing Program (New Hampshire) New Hampshire Bond Program Yes Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Natural Gas
Wind energy
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric (Small)
Solar Photovoltaics
State/Province BFA’s Bond Financing Program offers tax-exempt and taxable bonds for fixed-asset expansion projects. Industrial development revenue bonds can be used by manufacturers for the acquisition, renovation, and construction of new buildings, and for the purchase of land or new equipment.
Climate Action Plan (New Hampshire) New Hampshire Climate Policies Yes Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Tidal Energy
Wave Energy
Wind energy
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Solar Photovoltaics
State/Province 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.
Community Development Block Grant/Economic Development Infrastructure Financing (United States) United States Grant Program
Loan Program
Yes Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Tidal Energy
Wave Energy
Wind energy
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Solar Photovoltaics
Federal Community Development Block Grant/Economic Development Infrastructure Financing (CDBG/EDIF) provides public infrastructure financing to help communities grow jobs, enable new business startups and expansions for existing businesses. State programs help achieve the national objective of CDBG by funding projects in which at least 51 percent of the new jobs created are made available to low and moderate income individuals. The maximum amounts awarded under the program are $1 million for new businesses locating to the state and $500,000 for existing businesses expanding in the state.
Energy Facility Evaluation, Siting, Construction and Operation (New Hampshire) New Hampshire Siting and Permitting Yes Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Tidal Energy
Wave Energy
Wind energy
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric energy
Solar Photovoltaics
State/Province The statute establishes a procedure for the review, approval, monitoring, and enforcement of compliance in the planning, siting, construction, and operation of energy facilities, including transmission pipelines. The siting law and its administrative rules designated as Energy Facility Site Evaluation and reviewed by a committee, have been used to guide the review and evaluation process of natural gas transmission systems, natural-gas fired cogeneration power plants, transmission lines, new natural gas pipelines, fuel storage and distribution facilities, and electric power generation facilities capable of operating at 30 MW or greater capacity.
Forestry Policies (New Hampshire) New Hampshire Environmental Regulations Yes Biomass/Biogas State/Province New Hampshire's forests are managed by the Department of Resources and Economic Development, Division of Forests and Lands. The Department issued in 2010 its Statewide Assessment and Strategies documents:

http://www.nhdfl.org/library/pdf/Planning/NH%20Statewide%20Assessment%202010%20update.pdf http://www.nhdfl.org/library/pdf/Planning/NH%20Forest%20Resource%20Strategies%20Final.pdf

The Strategy document identifies the goal to "optimize availability of biomass for electricity and heating within sustainable limits", as originally recommended in the 2008 Agriculture, Forestry and Waste Action Climate Change Action Plan report.
Groundwater Discharge Permit and Registration (New Hampshire) New Hampshire Environmental Regulations Yes Coal with CCS
Natural Gas
Biomass/Biogas
State/Province The Groundwater Discharge Permitting and Registration Program seeks to protect groundwater quality by establishing standards, criteria, and procedures for wastewater discharges. The program regulates commercial discharges to groundwater to minimize improper disposal of waste and wastewater containing any industrial and commercial wastes. All discharges to ground or groundwater that are not permitted by the Subsurface Systems Bureau; over 20,000 gallons per day from a single source; discharges using other than subsurface leaching; aquifer recharge; or discharging treated contaminated wastewater.
Guarantee Asset Program (New Hampshire) New Hampshire Loan Program Yes Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Natural Gas
Tidal Energy
Wave Energy
Wind energy
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric (Small)
Solar Photovoltaics
State/Province The Guarantee Asset Program provides indirect financing to capital-intensive companies by guaranteeing up to 90% of a bank loan. To be eligible for a loan through GAP, a New Hampshire business must have at least 25 full-time employees, and provide collateral with a recent market appraisal of 1.25 times the original principal value. Forty percent of the loan may be used for working capital.
ISO New England Forward Capacity Market (Multiple States) Connecticut
Maine
Massachusetts
New Hampshire
Rhode Island
Vermont
Generating Facility Rate-Making Yes Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Tidal Energy
Wave Energy
Wind energy
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Solar Photovoltaics
Non-Profit Under the Forward Capacity Market (FCM), ISO New England projects the capacity needs of the region’s power system three years in advance and then holds an annual auction to purchase the power resources that will satisfy those future regional requirements. Resources that clear in the auction are obligated to provide power or curtail demand when called upon by the ISO. The Forward Capacity Market was developed by ISO New England, the six New England states, and industry stakeholders to promote investment in generation and demand-response resources to meet future demand. The results ensure that the region will have sufficient resources to meet future demand. Resources that clear in the auction are committed to provide power or curtail demand when called upon by the ISO, or risk financial penalties.
Loan Enhancement Program (New Hampshire) New Hampshire Loan Program Yes Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Natural Gas
Wind energy
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric (Small)
Solar Photovoltaics
State/Province The Loan Enhancement Program enables bank and other lending institutions to provide up to 90% fixed asset financing by guaranteeing that the portion of the loan exceeding the bank’s lending guidelines. The BFA will guarantee the portion of the loan over the bank’s lending limits, with a maximum guarantee of $250,000 or 20% of the project cost. To be eligible businesses must have at least 25 employees and display proof of adequate cash flow.
NH Acid Rain Control Act (New Hampshire) New Hampshire Environmental Regulations Yes Coal with CCS
Natural Gas
Biomass/Biogas
State/Province The Act is implemented under New Hampshire's acid deposition control program established under the Rules to Control Air Pollution in Chapter Env-A 400. The goal of the Act is to reduce emissions of sulfur dioxide from stationary sources by 25% and to set an annual SO2 emissions cap on major sources to ensure continued limits on SO2 emissions.
NH Clean Power Act (New Hampshire) New Hampshire Environmental Regulations Yes Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Tidal Energy
Wave Energy
Wind energy
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Solar Photovoltaics
State/Province The Act calls for annual reductions of multiple pollutants, including SO2, Nox, CO2, and mercury. The Act calls for an 87% reduction in SO2 emissions and a 70% reduction in Nox emissions from 1999 levels. CO2 emissions are to be reduced to 1990 levels by the end of 2006. Act is implemented under NH Rules Env-A 2900. This act applies specifically to three existing fossil fueled power plants belonging to Public Service of New Hampshire (PSNH). Voluntary expenditures by PSNH for energy efficiency, renewable energy, and conservation programs can be converted into allowances to help comply with the caps.
New England Power Pool (Multiple States) Maine
New Hampshire
Vermont
Massachusetts
Rhode Island
Connecticut
Interconnection Yes Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Tidal Energy
Wave Energy
Wind energy
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Solar Photovoltaics
Non-Profit Independent System Operator (ISO) New England helps protect the health of New England's economy and the well-being of its people by ensuring the constant availability of electricity, today and for future generations. ISO New England meets this obligation in three ways: by ensuring the day-to-day reliable operation of New England's bulk power generation and transmission system, by overseeing and ensuring the fair administration of the region's wholesale electricity markets, and by managing comprehensive, regional planning processes.
Qualifying RPS State Export Markets (New Hampshire) New Hampshire Renewables Portfolio Standards and Goals Yes Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Natural Gas
Tidal Energy
Wave Energy
Wind energy
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Solar Photovoltaics
State/Province This entry lists the states with Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) policies that accept generation located in New Hampshire as eligible sources towards their RPS targets or goals. For specific information with regard to eligible technologies or other restrictions which may vary by state, see the RPS policy entries for the individual states, shown below in the Authority listings. Typically energy must be delivered to an in-state utility or Load Serving Entity, and often only a portion of compliance targets may be met by out-of-state generation. In addition to geographic and energy delivery requirements, ownership, registry, and other requirements may apply, such as resource eligibility, generator vintage and capacity limitations, as well as limits on Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) vintage. The listing applies to RPS Main Tiers only, and excludes solar or distributed generation that may require interconnection only within the RPS state. This assessment is based on energy delivery requirements and reasonable transmission availability. Acceptance of unbundled RECs varies. There may be additional sales opportunities in RPS states outside the Eastern Interconnection. REC prices in markets with voluntary goals (North Dakota, South Dakota) may be lower.
Radiological Health Program (New Hampshire) New Hampshire Safety and Operational Guidelines Yes Nuclear State/Province The Statute establishes programs and procedures for regulation of sources of radiation within the state, among states, and between the federal government and the state. A regulatory program maintains and oversees performance of nuclear materials and radiation equipment.
Rules for Pipeline Public Utilities, Rules for Gas Service and Safety (New Hampshire) New Hampshire Safety and Operational Guidelines Yes Natural Gas State/Province Safety and operational rules pertaining to gas utilities, gas pipelines and gas service
Solid Waste Rules (New Hampshire) New Hampshire Environmental Regulations Yes Coal with CCS
Biomass/Biogas
State/Province The solid waste statute applies to construction and demolition debris, appliances, recyclables, and the facilities that collect, process, and dispose of solid waste. DES oversees the management of solid waste through a combination of permitting, training , and compliance programs. The Act describes the system of permits established by the solid waste rules for authorizing construction, operation, and closure of solid waste management facilities. The act includes rules for waste-to-energy operations.
State Surface Water Discharge Permits (New Hampshire) New Hampshire Environmental Regulations Yes Coal with CCS
Natural Gas
Biomass/Biogas
State/Province Rules apply to the discharge of all pollutants from a point source to surface waters of the state. The rule does not apply to facilities that require both a state discharge permit and a federal National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit under the Clean Water Act.
Water Conservation: Use Registration and Reporting (New Hampshire) New Hampshire Environmental Regulations Yes Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Geothermal Electric
Nuclear
Biomass/Biogas
State/Province Purpose of the rules is to implement RSA 488 by establishing requirements relative to documenting the identity and location of water uses and collecting accurate water use data to support management of the state's water resources. Rules apply to any person whose cumulative incoming water or outgoing water exceeds an average of 20,000 gallons of water per day in any 7-day period, or exceeds a total volume of 600,000 gallons in any 30-day period.
Wetlands Standard Dredge and Fill Permit (New Hampshire) New Hampshire Environmental Regulations Yes Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Tidal Energy
Wave Energy
Wind energy
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Solar Photovoltaics
State/Province The purpose of the permits is to protect and preserve submerged lands under tidal and freshwaters and wetlands, both salt and fresh water, from unregulated alteration that would adversely affect the natural ability of wetlands to absorb flood waters, treat stormwater, and recharge groundwater supplies, impact fish and wildlife of significant value, and depreciate or obstruct the commerce, recreation, and aesthetic enjoyment of the public. The permits apply to both major and minor impact projects.