Chris Sununu on Energy & Oil
Veto solar/hydropower bill; they cost ratepayers too much
Candidate website:As a state senator, I worked to pass New Hampshire's first group net metering legislation into law, propelling solar and hydropower growth. We must build on this success by expanding the group net metering cap from 1
megawatt to 5 megawatts. SB 446, which Governor Sununu vetoed, would have spurred further locally-generated, renewable energy growth in our state, created jobs, saved money for cities and towns and lowered property taxes for residents and reduced
Governor's veto message 6/19/2018:While I agree that expanding net metering could be a benefit to our state, SB 446 would cost ratepayers at least $5 to $10 million annually and is a handout to large-scale energy
developers. These immense projects should use incentives already available and compete on their own merits. The businesses and working families of our state should not have to provide additional unjust taxation through higher electric bills.
Source: MollyKelly.com on New Hampshire legislative TK SB 446
, Oct 9, 2018
Increase availability of baseload power; reduce energy rates
On energy: "The best way to reduce our energy rates is by increasing the availability of baseload power throughout New England. Our limited power supply into the grid is not sustainable and
keeps rates too high for manufacturing companies to succeed. All options for increasing power supply must be brought to the table but implemented with New Hampshire's best interests."
Source: Ballotpedia.org on 2016 New Hampshire Gubernatorial race
, Aug 31, 2016
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