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Greenhouse Gas Reduction Target

The State of New Hampshire aims to reduce its GHG emissions by 20 percent from 1990 levels by 2025 and 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050 (DES 2009:24-25). Almost all scientific sources recommend a reduction of 80 percent by 2050, which is the amount of GHG reduction deemed necessary by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to keep temperatures from exceeding a 2-degree Celsius (°C) increase. The HHS CAP aims to align with these recommendations, as described in the following section.

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