NU provides leadership by actively collaborating with regional leaders and stakeholders to develop reliable energy solutions designed to bring affordable, clean, sustainable energy to our 3.5 million customers. We do this by protecting land and water resources, offering customers choice and control and improving regional air quality.
PSNH is NU’s only operating company with fossil fuel generating facilities and it has a robust Clean Energy Plan. In the electricity generation sector, two laws were established recently that will help New Hampshire advance its objective: the state's Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) and the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). Consistent with the New England Governors/Eastern Canadian Premiers resolutions, New Hampshire has adopted the goal of reducing its total greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent below 1990 levels by the year 2050.
PSNH’s goal is to meet or surpass the state RPS requirement of 25 percent renewable energy by 2025, and to continue reducing emissions from existing power plants so they operate as cleanly and efficiently as possible. PSNH is working to implement a multi-pronged approach that ensures reliability of service, cost stability and success. Learn more about PSNH’s Clean Energy Plan.
NU Environmental Policy
NU is committed to protecting the environment. In conducting our business we will:
- maintain compliance with both the letter and spirit of environmental protection laws and our own procedures;
- demonstrate leadership by pursuing economically, socially and environmentally sustainable initiatives that protect the environment and are consistent with our corporate vision;
- ensure the accountability of employees and their openness and responsiveness to co-workers, customers, shareholders and the public by establishing specific objectives and measureable targets that promote continuous improvement and by reporting our environmental performance; and
- practice stewardship by managing our operations with genuine care and working to reduce or eliminate significant environmental impacts and prevent pollution resulting from our activities.
We expect all employees to understand and comply with this policy, and will promote the tenets of this policy with our suppliers, vendors and contractors. Our management is responsible for implementing this policy and the Executive Environmental Advisory Committee is responsible for oversight of this policy.