Over 1000 Signatures supporting a stronger RGGI program
CONCORD, NH – A coalition of local groups are showing their support for energy saving programs in New Hampshire called the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), the 9 state program to reduce carbon from power plants. The regional program is currently undergoing its 4 year periodic policy review with all of the participating states. There is opportunity to strengthen the carbon emissions levels during the review.
The program has successfully reduced carbon, increased energy efficiency, supported renewable energy and lowered the bills. In a recent poll, 68% of NH voters support RGGI and believe climate change is a serious problem.
The groups are delivering petitions to demonstrate support for energy savings to the New Hampshire decision makers and further encourage them to continue to improve the program. The signatures were collected over the summer and more are expected from a scheduled Town Hall meeting Wednesday night.
The groups include NH Sierra Club, Environment New Hampshire, Union of Concerned Scientists, National Wildlife Federation, Mom’s Clean Air Force, and the League of Conservation Voters.
DATE: September 27, 2016
WHERE: State House, Main Street Concord, NH