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Concord To Begin Planning Process For Renewable Energy Goals

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Concord begins work Tuesday on planning how to use only renewable energy to power the community within a few decades.

The capital city passed a goal last summer of going all-renewable for electricity by 2030, and for heat and transportation by 2050.

On Tuesday night, they'll hold the first of three public input sessions on how to achieve those goals.

The city says it's invited utilities, automobile dealers, renewable energy and real estate developers, environmental groups, students and school officials, faith leaders and other stakeholders to participate.

The general public is also invited to join the meeting. It begins at 6:30 p.m. in Concord’s city council chambers.

Concord is one of a half a dozen New Hampshire municipalities now working on this kind of goal. Keene was the latest to join the list, with its strategic plan due by the end of next year.

Annie has covered the environment, energy, climate change and the Seacoast region for NHPR since 2017. She leads the newsroom's climate reporting project, By Degrees.

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