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To get to zero by 2050, New Hampshire must cut climate pollution by 0.6 million metric tons of C02 equivalent a year.
Emissions in New Hampshire
Million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MMTCO2e) emissions
We can do it. Here's how.
- Regenerative agriculture to sequester carbon in soil
- Composting to reduce landfill methane emissions
- New techniques for manufacturing CO2 emitting materials, like concrete
29% of emissions in New Hampshire comes from buildings.
Mostly from different types of heating.
80% of the pollution of your typical home comes from heating your space, water, and food.
There are 578,000 buildings in New Hampshire and 22% of building systems are already electrified.
We need to electrify the remaining 448,000 buildings in New Hampshire. That's around 16,000 per year.
That will solve 29% of the problem.
🚗 Getting Around
44% of emissions in New Hampshire comes from cars, trucks, and planes.
Mostly from our cars.
To cut this pollution, if you have a car, your next one needs to be an electric vehicle (EV).
Or try going car-free with public transit, bikes/e-bikes, or walking if it works for you.
There are 461,000 vehicles in New Hampshire and 3,000 are already electric (0.6% of the total).
We need to electrify the remaining 458,000 vehicles. That's around 16,000 a year.
That will solve another 44% of the problem.
🔌 Power Generation
13% of emissions in New Hampshire comes from making power.
Specifically from coal, gas, and oil plants.
To cut this pollution, we need to replace all dirty power plants with clean ones (mostly wind and solar).
In New Hampshire we need to close and replace:
1 coal plant
3 gas plants
Granite Ridge Energy
5 oil plants
Dartmouth College Heating Plant
Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center
...and help those workers find good jobs.
But wait! Remember how we electrified all cars and buildings?
Our machines don't pollute now, because they run on electricity!
But that means we need to make more power for those new electric machines - twice as much power as we make now!
And all of it needs to be clean power!
So to cut the climate pollution from our power, cars, and buildings we need to INSTALL 1,000 MWs of wind and 1,000 MWs of solar.
Since New Hampshire already has 22 megawatts of solar power generation and 58 megawatts of wind power generation, that's 48 Megawatts of wind capacity AND 41 Megawatts of solar capacity a year we need to build.
That will solve another 13% of the problem.
🏭 Other Emissions
The last 13% of emissions in New Hampshire comes other sources
This includes industry, landfills, and farming.
There's no one solution to solve these problems, but there are a lot of great ideas!
Learn how to electrify your own machines and pass local policy to electrify the restTake Action