Chris Sununu on Energy & Oil
Rejects regional Transportation & Climate Initiative
And when other states tried to shake down our residents for hundreds of millions of dollars in a gas tax--known as TCI--a scheme to pay off their failing public transportation systems, New Hampshire was the first to stand up and say ABSOLUTELY NOT!
Self-description of TCI from the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI):The Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) is a regional collaboration of 12 Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states˙and the District of
Columbia that seeks to improve transportation, develop the clean energy economy and reduce carbon emissions from the transportation sector.˙The participating states are: CT, DE, ME, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT, and, VA. The initiative builds on
the region's strong leadership and commitment to energy efficiency and clean energy issues, and its programs to reduce carbon emissions in the power sector, which have resulted in the region becoming one of the most energy efficient areas in the nation.
Source: 2020 Alabama State of the State address
, Feb 13, 2020
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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