[NEWS] Activists: Sustain Veto of New Hampshire Biomass Burning Bill
– by Glynis Hart, August 24, 2018, Eagle Times
Two bills about renewable energy sources — biomass burning and small electrical generation originators — that were vetoed by Gov. Chris Sununu June 19, drew public comment at the Claremont City Council meeting Wednesday. Citizens asked the council to vote against the biomass burning plants, and in favor of enhanced net-metering for small alternative energy systems like wind and solar.
Rebecca Mackenzie, representing ACTS Now, a Claremont group, read a letter with multiple signers, asking the council to support Sununu’s veto of Senate Bill (SB) 365, and to override the governor’s veto of a different bill, SB 446. The letter is circulating around the state in response to a movement by legislators to override the governor’s vetoes of the two bills.
SB 365 continued state subsidies to six biomass-burning electrical plants, as well as subsidizing the Wheelabrator incinerator in Concord. Wheelabrator generates electricity by incinerating municipal waste and under the bill would receive $8.1 million over three years.