N.H. joins greenhouse gas registry

New Hampshire has joined with 31 other states as a founding member of The Climate Registry, a multi-state effort to track and manage greenhouse gas emissions.

In announcing the state’s participation in the registry, Gov. John Lynch said the registry “will assist states in measuring, tracking, and managing emissions of greenhouse gases.”

The registry is designed to support a range of state and regional programs designed to manage and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It also will recognize companies already making voluntary greenhouse gas reductions and help ensure early actions are properly recognized in any future programs.

The registry also will provide states with verified, accurate emissions information that is consistent across borders and industry sectors.

The Climate Registry will support both voluntary reporting programs and may support mandatory greenhouse gas emissions reporting programs should they be adopted. The goal is to make the registry functional on Jan. 1, 2008. – JEFF FEINGOLD

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