New Hampshire Democratic Gov.
Maggie Hassan is on the cusp of launching her own climate change-focused initiative, and it is all part of a larger effort to tackle climate change.
She’s also a proponent of the state’s energy-efficiency program, and the bill she introduced in May is aimed at cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by 2030.
“There’s a lot of momentum, and a lot that needs to be done, and that’s why I’m proposing this bill,” Hassan told reporters after the state Legislature passed the bill on Thursday.
“The governor wants to work with me on it.
We’re talking about it, and we need to work together.
The climate is changing, and if we don’t get to the right place, there’s going to be problems.”
The legislation, which will require the state to reduce its greenhouse gas-related emissions by an additional 20 percent by 2020, is designed to help the state meet its goal of reducing its greenhouse-gas emissions by 40 percent by 2050.
The bill also creates a new program that helps businesses reduce their carbon footprint by 30 percent over the next three years.
The New Hampshire Climate Action Plan is designed “to ensure that New Hampshire stays on track to meet its 2025 goal of meeting its 2050 emissions reduction targets,” according to a press release.
The legislation also sets aside $3.5 million to support the state Department of Environmental Protection in developing a plan for a renewable energy system and “promote the deployment of electric vehicle charging infrastructure.”
The bill’s introduction comes amid a national climate change debate that has drawn scrutiny from both sides of the aisle, with some lawmakers warning of dire consequences if the United States doesn’t take steps to curb its greenhouse gases.
A bipartisan group of senators introduced the bill, and Republican Gov.
Charlie Baker said the state could potentially be the first to pass a bill similar to New Hampshire’s in 2020.
The plan is expected to become law by the end of the year, according to the Associated Press.
The bill was introduced after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a case brought by the Sierra Club that the federal government cannot compel states to limit greenhouse gas emission from power plants.
The Sierra Club filed the suit to block the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan, which aims to curb emissions from the nation’s power plants that are responsible for the nation, such as coal plants and nuclear plants.
A federal judge recently upheld the lower court’s ruling.
The new bill also seeks to help state residents “make a clean transition” to clean energy, according the press release, by “streamlining the implementation of the Renewable Energy Standard by establishing a framework for creating, expanding, and maintaining an incentive for renewable energy projects and projects that would be subject to the renewable energy standard.”
The press release added that the bill would also create a program for energy efficiency in residential buildings, and help the Department of Energy “create the best energy efficiency plans in the country.””
This initiative will ensure that the state is the first in the nation to have a Renewable Power Standard and will help New Hampshire create a competitive energy mix in a competitive marketplace.”
The press release added that the bill would also create a program for energy efficiency in residential buildings, and help the Department of Energy “create the best energy efficiency plans in the country.”
The governor’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.