NH Clean Power Act (New Hampshire)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place New Hampshire

Name NH Clean Power Act (New Hampshire)
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
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

Program Administrator NH Department of Environmental Services
Primary Website http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rules/state_agencies/env-a2900.html

Last Review 2014-09-15


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.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Joseph Fontaine
Department NH Department of Environmental Services

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:3; RSA 125-O:8
Date Enacted 2002

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