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Sununu May Veto Net Metering Expansion, Biomass Bill

Annie Ropeik

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.

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