New report: Pollution down in New Hampshire

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Posted: Nov 12, 2009 4:32 PM

A new report says carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels in New Hampshire have declined by 14 percent between 2004 and 2007, reducing a decades-long trend.

"Too Much Pollution" by Environment America, with contributions from Environment New Hampshire, uses the most recent data from the U.S. Department of Energy on fossil fuel consumption by state to look at trends in carbon dioxide emissions.

The report also found in New Hampshire, carbon dioxide emissions from electricity generation declined by 14 percent from 2004 to 2007, as the state moved from highly polluting oil to cleaner forms of electricity. Carbon dioxide emissions from burning oil for electricity dropped by 83 percent.

The report found nationally, emissions of carbon dioxide from fossil fuel consumption increased by 19 percent between 1990 and 2007.