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Chris Sununu on Energy & Oil

 

 


Renewables don't lower energy costs; look at your bill

Sununu's veto of numerous Democrat-backed bills related to renewable energy also came up in the NHPR debate. [Democratic nominee Tom] Sherman argued that the state would have lower energy costs if it more aggressively embraced renewable energy, but Sununu flatly rejected that idea.

"This idea that renewables, all renewables, lower your energy costs is completely wrong, like beyond wrong. It's all on your bill," Sununu said. "So there has to be a transition, but it has to be at the right pace."

Source: Portsmouth Herald on 2022 New Hampshire Gubernatorial race , Oct 26, 2022

Transition to renewable energy has to be at the right pace

Sununu's veto of numerous Democrat-backed bills related to renewable energy also came up in the debate. Sherman argued that the state would have lower energy costs if it more aggressively embraced renewable energy, but Sununu flatly rejected that idea. "This idea that renewables, all renewables, lower your energy costs is completely wrong, like beyond wrong. It's all on your bill," Sununu said. "So there has to be a transition, but it has to be at the right pace."
Source: Associated Press on 2024 New Hampshire Governor race , Oct 26, 2022

Fund the Office of Offshore Wind Industry Development

This budget funds the Office of Offshore Wind Industry Development for the first time in history. Our commitment to funding this Office will allow New Hampshire to continue to take steps to harness the massive potential for renewable energy production off the coast of New Hampshire.
Source: 2021 State of the State Address: New Hampshire legislature , Feb 11, 2021

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 electric rates.

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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ND: Gov. Doug Burgum (R)
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