Blog : NH Clean Power Plan Roundtable

By Katelyn | Sep 14, 2015 | in

On Wednesday, September 23, join members of the NH Businesses for Social Responsibility, Environmental Business Council of New England, and the NH Clean Tech Council for presentations and discussions with EPA Region I to learn more about the Clean Power Plan and the economic opportunities it presents.

The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) recently released the Clean Power Plan, designed to reduce carbon pollution from existing power plants 32 percent by 2030. Each state has considerable flexibility to meet this goal; in New Hampshire this incudes developing additional renewable energy capacity and increasing efficiency.

What does the Clean Power Plan it mean for New Hampshire?
How do existing state policies relate to the Clean Power Plan?
Should resilience to our shifting weather patterns be part of the discussion?

The discussion will provide opportunities to share information about the Clean Power Plan and to reflect upon the New Hampshire Weathering Change report, generated from comments concerns and ideas of more than 100 business leaders who met in Concord last fall.

Presenters will include Lisa Grogan-McCulloch of the EPA Region I Energy and Climate Unit, Steve Duprey, Host Committee, New HampshireWeathering Change, and Jack Kenworthy, CEO of Eolian Renewable Energy.

Eolian Renewable Energy, a Business Partner of the Green Alliance, has been at the forefront of large scale wind energy projects since the company was developed in 2009. Eolian is responsible for wind harnessing projects across New England, including the Antrim project that will power more than 12,000 average New Hampshire homes with clean, renewable energy when it is completed. 

The presentation and discussion will take place from 12:00 - 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 23 at the Eversource Energy Park (780 North Commercial St., Manchester) and includes a buffet lunch. Click here to register and for more information contact Rob Werner of the League of Conservation Voters at rob_werner@lcv.org or 603-674-9810.