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.

Date: 
Feb 20, 2015

This week the New Hampshire House voted to send all of the proceeds from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) to ratepayer rebates.

RGGI is a "cap and trade program," in which polluters must buy allowances for carbon emissions.  Right now 20% of the proceeds from allowances go to energy efficiency grants. 

Date: 
Apr 14, 2015

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell recently sent a letter to Governor Maggie Hassan asking her to oppose a federal plan to cut carbon emissions.

The "Clean Power Plan," proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), requires states to reduce carbon emissions by 30% in 30 years.

Date: 
Apr 22, 2015

According to a recent study from Wallethub, New Hampshire is the seventh most eco-friendly state in the U.S.

Wallethub ranked states based on fourteen factors, such as air and water quality, carbon dioxide emissions, renewable energy consumption, and recycling.

Date: 
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: 
Nov 06, 2015

New Hampshire has joined 17 states to defend the federal “Clean Power Plan” in court.

Many other states and industry groups have filed a lawsuit against the Clean Power Plan, which requires fossil fuel power plants to cut their carbon dioxide emissions.

Date: 
Apr 13, 2016

Next Wednesday, April 20 the New Hampshire House will vote on a bill to change ratepayer rebates under the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).

RGGI is a cap-and-trade program, in which utilities pay for carbon emission allowances.  Some of what utilities pay for allowances is rebated back to customers, and some is dedicated to energy efficiency programs.

Date: 
Dec 02, 2016

Rep. Michael Harrington has requested a 2017 bill to withdraw New Hampshire from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).

RGGI is a cap-and-trade program, in which utilities pay for carbon dioxide emission 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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