Date: 
Jan 23, 2015

This week a House committee heard testimony on whether New Hampshire should withdraw from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).

Under RGGI, major emitters of carbon dioxide must purchase allowances.  The funds from those allowances are then used for energy efficiency projects and ratepayer rebates.  Eight other New England states participate.

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Aug 05, 2015

On Monday President Barack Obama (D) released the details of a Clean Power Plan, which gives states fifteen years to reduce national carbon dioxide emissions by 32% from 2005 levels.

Date: 
Jan 25, 2016

The state attorneys general in New York and California are investigating whether Exxon Mobil Corp. misled investors and the public about climate change.

Date: 
Jul 28, 2016

On July 27 the Union of Concerned Scientists issued a report on how climate change and projected sea level rise might threaten military bases, including Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. 

Date: 
Aug 03, 2016

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department issued just 71 moose hunting permits this year.  Ten years ago the state allowed almost ten times as many permits.

Date: 
Dec 03, 2016

Sea level on the New Hampshire Seacoast is projected to rise by between six inches and two feet by 2050, according to a new report released this week by the Coastal Risk and Hazards Commission.

Date: 
Sep 09, 2016

This week, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a new law which sets strict limits for the state’s greenhouse gas emissions, creating a new target of lowering them to 40% below 1990 levels by 2030. The goal exceeds the federally mandated Clean Power Plan limits, which require emissions nationally to be reduced to 32% below 2012 levels by 2030.

Paris climate agreement
Date: 
Jun 03, 2017

Three Democrat state governors—from California, New York and Washington—launched a state-based initiative to independently uphold the terms of the Paris Agreement on climate change, hours after President Donald Trump formally announced that the United

green energy Paris Climate Accord
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Aug 04, 2017

Lebanon is the latest New Hampshire municipality to sign on to the goals of the Paris Climate Accord.

President Trump pulled the United States out of the international agreement to reduce carbon pollution earlier this year.  Since then many states, municipalities, and businesses have independently pledged to uphold carbon reduction goals.

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