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New Hampshire Climate Action Plan

Date Last Updated8/5/2013
Policy TypeState Climate Change Plan
Policy Administrator/Contact OfficeNew Hampshire Department of Environmental Services
Policy Initiation Date3/1/2009
Policy SummaryThe New Hampshire Climate Action Plan recommends the implementation of CHP where possible as a method of reducing GHG emissions, with regulatory changes, incentives, and portfolio standards as ways of encouraging the use of CHP. Policy recommendation EGU Action 1.3, Increase the Use of Combined Heat and Power, suggests promoting the development of CHP systems through options that could include but are not limited to regulatory changes, incentives, and portfolio standards, as well as developing outreach, education and training programs required to support the integration of CHP into siting and planning, building designs and operation. Policy recommendation RCI Action 2.1, Install Higher-Efficiency Equipment, Processes, and Systems, mentions the need for expanding programs "to cover all cost-effective measures that reduce CO2 emissions regardless of fuel type, including the use of renewable generation and use of combined heat and power, also called cogeneration." CHP is also mentioned in EGU Action 2.9, Promote Low- and Non-CO2-Emitting Distributed Generation, which includes the following policy recommendations:
  • Funding mechanisms and incentives could include low-interest loans, rebates on capital costs, tax incentives, and attractive rates for power purchases/net metering.
  • The development of interconnection standards to facilitate DG installation.
  • Net metering for some renewable distributed generation, and possibly avoided-cost pricing rules for others.
  • Net metering standards for highly efficient fossil fuel-fired cogeneration systems.
New Hampshire's participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) may lead to CHP-supportive actions such as loans or grants using public benefit fund resources and measures under its state energy plan.
Resource Website(s) http://des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/air/tsb/tps/climate/
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