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NEW HAMPSHIRE CLIMATE CHANGE INDEX

Information included in the New Hampshire Climate Change Index is drawn from public sources such as government websites, news articles and other public databases.

CLEAN ENERGY ECONOMY

  • Number of energy efficiency jobs in New Hampshire: over 11,300
  • Number of energy efficiency businesses in New Hampshire: nearly 2,000
  • Number of solar jobs in New Hampshire: 890
  • Number of homes that could be powered by solar production in New Hampshire: over 13,400
  • Number of solar businesses in New Hampshire: 87
  • Number of Granite Staters working in clean energy transmission, distribution and storage: nearly 3,400
  • Number of wind industry manufacturing facilities in New Hampshire: 9
  • Number of wind turbines in New Hampshire: 75
  • Number of jobs supported by wind energy in New Hampshire: nearly 500
  • Number of homes could have been powered by wind generation in New Hampshire in 2018: 41,000
  • Number of gallons of water consumption New Hampshire saved in 2018 from wind power generation: over 80 million

EXTREME WEATHER IMPACTS 

  • Number of Granite Staters who are especially vulnerable to extreme heat: over 20,000
  • Number of extreme weather events that caused over $1 billion in economic losses in New Hampshire from 2007-2016: 4
  • Number of people killed by extreme weather in New Hampshire in 2018: 2
  • Number of acres consumed by wildfires in 2018 in New Hampshire: 61
  • Number of Granite Staters at risk of coastal flooding: 5,000
    • Number of additional Granite Staters projected to be at risk due to sea level rise by 2050: 2,000
  • Number of dangerous heat days New Hampshire experiences on average per year: 10
    • Number of dangerous heat days per year New Hampshire is projected to see by 2050: 40

PUBLIC OPINION RESEARCH

  • Percentage of Granite Staters that believe climate change is caused mostly by human activities in 2018: 56%
  • Percentage of Granite Staters worried about climate change: 58%
  • Percentage of Granite Staters who support setting carbon pollution limits on existing coal-fired power plants: 70%
  • Percentage of Granite Staters that believe climate change was happening in 2018: 68%