Sununu May Veto Net Metering Expansion, Biomass Bill

Jun 14, 2018

Solar panels atop Worthen Industries in Nashua
Credit Annie Ropeik / NHPR

Governor Chris Sununu is reportedly set to veto at least one bill that would subsidize alternative forms of energy.

Sununu plans to veto one or two of the high-profile energy bills legislators passed this session, according to New Hampshire Journal.

A bill requiring utilities to use more biomass energy and one raising the cap on large-scale net metering are both reportedly on the chopping block.

Sununu's office would not confirm whether vetoes were in the works.

But they say in a statement that the governor is “concerned about [the bills’] impact on ratepayers given our rates are among the highest in the country."

NH Journal reports Sununu is poised to sign a separate bill, protecting subsidies for the Burgess Biomass plant in Berlin.