WHAT IS CLEAN ENERGY?
Clean energy entails the production of low-no carbon, low-no pollution energy. Clean energy can take the form of electricity & thermal energy. Forms of clean energy generation in New Hampshire include solar, solar thermal, onshore wind, combined heat & power, biomass, hydro, geothermal, and limited tidal.
WHAT IS CLEAN TECH?
Clean tech refers to a diverse range of products, services, and processes that harness renewable materials and energy sources, dramatically reduce the use of natural resources, and cut or eliminate emissions and wastes
WHAT IS ENERGY EFFICIENCY?
Energy efficiency entails using less energy to provide the same service. For example, a compact fluorescent bulb is more efficient than a traditional incandescent bulb as it uses much less electrical energy to produce the same amount of light. Investing in energy efficiency can involve lighting conversions to LEDs, insulation, efficient appliances, and much more and often has a quick payback.
WHY IS CLEAN ENERGY & CLEAN TECH IMPORTANT TO NEW HAMPSHIRE?
Clean energy production takes advantage of NH's indigenous energy resources (sun, water, wind, well-managed forests, etc.)
Using in-state resources for energy production lowers the need to import dirty fuels with volatile price swings or build out transmission lines with stranded cost risks
Local energy production retains dollars within NH's borders where they create economic multiplier effects
A vibrant clean energy economy supports local jobs, including the 1,000+ solar jobs & 900+ biomass jobs
Clean energy provides energy diversity, resiliency, & reliability to the Granite State
Clean energy & energy efficiency can save NH residents, businesses, & communities on their electric bills
Clean energy reduces negative environmental & health impacts from fossil-fuel based generation
Be built on the best and most efficient technology, by people who make decisions based on full knowledge of the true costs and benefits
Include policies and practices that look to the future and keep our state competitive
Be based on low-carbon, maximum efficiency, and local energy choices whose production results in the least life-cycle impact