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Sununu says he won’t support bringing back biomass in NH


Gov. Chris Sununu is shutting the door on the idea of bringing biomass power plants back online to provide energy this winter.To generate more power locally, some lawmakers have said the 2023 legislative session will be the “year of biomass,” but in an interview for “CloseUP,” Sununu quickly dismissed that idea. The governor vetoed biomass subsidies in 2019.”Those biomass plants cost us $2 billion in subsidies since the ’70s,” Sununu said. Sununu’s Democratic challenger, Tom Sherman, didn’t rule out reviving biomass, but he said it’s more important to broadly diversify energy sources so cost increases in fossil fuels don’t have such an outsized impact.”I would look at it as part of that portfolio,” he said. “We have so many options. We have not optimized solar. We have not optimized wind. We have not optimized hydro.”Sherman said Sununu bears some responsibility for high energy costs in New Hampshire, but the governor said it’s a regional problem. He said he believes that a rapid shift to green energy would be too jarring to the economy.”He blocked over a dozen (energy) bills in 2019,” Sherman said.”We support solar, we’re supporting offshore wind, but it’s got to be a transition,” Sununu said.

Gov. Chris Sununu is shutting the door on the idea of bringing biomass power plants back online to provide energy this winter.

To generate more power locally, some lawmakers have said the 2023 legislative session will be the “year of biomass,” but in an interview for “CloseUP,” Sununu quickly dismissed that idea. The governor vetoed biomass subsidies in 2019.

“Those biomass plants cost us $2 billion in subsidies since the ’70s,” Sununu said.

Sununu’s Democratic challenger, Tom Sherman, didn’t rule out reviving biomass, but he said it’s more important to broadly diversify energy sources so cost increases in fossil fuels don’t have such an outsized impact.

“I would look at it as part of that portfolio,” he said. “We have so many options. We have not optimized solar. We have not optimized wind. We have not optimized hydro.”

Sherman said Sununu bears some responsibility for high energy costs in New Hampshire, but the governor said it’s a regional problem. He said he believes that a rapid shift to green energy would be too jarring to the economy.

“He blocked over a dozen (energy) bills in 2019,” Sherman said.

“We support solar, we’re supporting offshore wind, but it’s got to be a transition,” Sununu said.



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