Updated on May 16, 2018
The State of New Hampshire has committed to 80 percent reduction in greenhouse gases by the year 2050, but has yet to develop a plan to achieve that goal. We need to encourage lawmakers in Concord to keep their word and work toward a sustainable energy system to ensure protection of the health of its people, environment, and economy.
WHAT ARE WE DOING?
We are currently focused on gathering municipal resolutions in support of an intergovernmental task force and stakeholder process to determine the feasibility and best locations for offshore wind in the Gulf of Maine.
SAPL has been working with NH Seacoast communities to pass resolutions in support of offshore wind. Both Durham and Dover’s councils approved resolutions last year. Portsmouth voted unanimously to support a resolution in October, and we teamed up with 350NH to get warrant articles onto more than a dozen town meeting warrants or town ballots across the state that supported offshore wind in March, including initiatives in Exeter, Hampton, Lee, Stratham and Newfields. In separate actions, Rye and New Castle boards of selectmen also voted in favor of similar resolutions.
Along with our allies 350NH, we will be working in coming months to get the cities of Somersworth, Concord, Keene and Nashua on board as well.
Learn how your town can speak up for clean energy »
As of May 14, 2018, we are now up to 20 towns and cities throughout New Hampshire passing offshore wind resolutions! Peterborough just passed theirs with 75% of the vote!
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
We are inviting all NH towns to create resolutions and speak up for our future! This is an opportunity to speak as an entire town to tell the State of New Hampshire to move forward on Offshore Wind. View a sample resolution here or contact SAPL Director Doug Bogen with questions on how to start the process.
If you are interested in a presentation to your community group, contact SAPL’s director, Doug Bogen for more information.