[NEWS] Biomass Energy Becomes Lightning Rod in Race for New Hampshire Governor
– by Paul Steinhauser, August 29, 2018, Concord Monitor
With New Hampshire paying some of the highest energy bills in the country, it’s no surprise that the issue’s front and center in this year’s campaign for governor.
The two Democratic challengers in the race – former state Sen. Molly Kelly of Harrisville and former Portsmouth Mayor Steve Marchand – have highlighted energy relentlessly this summer as they’ve touted their commitment to renewables and slammed Republican Gov. Chris Sununu on the issue. Sununu has spotlighted that he’s fighting to reduce energy prices for ratepayers.
A new TV ad by Kelly that hit the airwaves on Wednesday targeted Sununu for his controversial vetoes last month of two bills that would have aided the renewable energy industry.
“We’re getting slammed with higher electric bills,” Kelly said at the top of the commercial, as she spotlighted the governor’s vetoes and more than $50,000 in contributions Sununu’s received over the past several years from Eversource – the state’s largest utility.