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To get to zero by 2050, New Hampshire must cut climate pollution by
0.6 million metric tons of CO2 equivalent a year.
Emissions in New Hampshire
Million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MMTCO2e) emissions
Note: Grey area indicates missing data due to processing delays.
This is how we're going to do it.
- No-till farming to keep CO2 in the soil
- Capturing methane leaks from landfills
- Capturing CO2 to make emissions-free concrete
- Burning green hydrogen to make emissions-free steel
- Plugging methane leaks from gas pipelines
Decarbonize Our Buildings
29% of New Hampshire's climate pollution comes from buildings.
We burn fossil fuels to heat our air, water, and food.
To cut this pollution...
Let's electrify our heat!
...in all of New Hampshire's 578,000 buildings.
In fact, 22% of buildings in New Hampshire are already fossil fuel free!
That means we only need to electrify the remaining 448,000 dirty buildings in New Hampshire. That's around 16,000 per year.
Electrifying all buildings cuts 29% of the pollution.
Decarbonize Our Transport
44% of New Hampshire's pollution comes from cars, trucks, trains, and planes.
But mostly from cars.
To cut this pollution,
your next car must be electric.
Or consider going car-free with public transit, bikes/e-bikes, car share, or other alternatives!
There are 461,000 vehicles in New Hampshire and 3,000 are already electric (0.6% of the total).
We need to electrify (or replace) the remaining 458,000 gas-powered vehicles. That's around 16,000 a year.
Electrifying all transportation cuts 44% of the pollution.
Decarbonize Our Power
13% of New Hampshire's pollution comes from burning coal, gas, and oil to make power.
To cut this pollution...
Put solar panels on your roof!
Then, we'll replace all fossil fuel power plants with solar and wind farms.
...and find good jobs for those workers.
Current Fossil Fuel Power Plants in New Hampshire
1 coal plant
3 gas plants
Granite Ridge Energy
5 oil plants
Dartmouth College Heating Plant
Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center
It's not enough to replace our power plants with wind and solar farms.
To power our electric cars and buildings, we need two times the electricity we have today.
In all, we'll need to build 1,000 Megawatts of wind power and 1,000 Megawatts of solar power.
Since New Hampshire already has 58 Megawatts of wind and 22 Megawatts of solar, that's 1,000 Megawatts of wind power we need to build and 1,000 Megawatts of solar power. That's around 48 Megawatts of wind power and 41 Megawatts of solar power a year.
Decarbonizing all dirty power cuts 13% of the pollution.
And gives us zero-emissions power we need to eliminate pollution from buildings and cars!
The last 13% of New Hampshire's climate pollution comes from other sources...
This includes farming, landfills, industry, and leaks from gas pipelines.
There's no one solution to solve these problems, but there are lots of great ideas:
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