Hanover votes to become 1st NH town to commit to 100 percent renewable energy
HANOVER — The town of Hanover voted Tuesday night to become the first New Hampshire town to commit to 100 percent renewable energy.
According to InDepthNH.com, the town voted to establish a goal of transitioning to 100 percent clean and renewable energy by 2050. The article, which was approved at Tuesday's town meeting, reportedly sets a community-wide goal of transitioning to 100 percent renewable electricity by 2030 and a 2050 goal of transitioning heating and transportation to run on clean, renewable sources of energy.
The vote comes after the Sustainable Hanover Town Committee endorsed the transition back in December.
The newly approved measure will make Hanover the 29th city in the country to commit to 100 percent renewable energy.