Failure of the Wind Moratorium Bill

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Madeline Page

Environment New Hampshire

CONCORD, NH – Today, the New Hampshire House rejected House Bill 580, which would place a moratorium on wind projects in the state by a vote of 194-148.

Environment New Hampshire’s Madeline Page offered the following statement:

“I am pleased that New Hampshire’s House preserved Granite Staters’ vision of a cleaner environment and better quality of life by rejecting House Bill 580.

“This bill is neither prudent nor necessary when we consider the concurrent review of the Site Evaluation Committee and New Hampshire’s existing commitment to clean and renewable energy.
“Wind energy is already delivering significant environmental benefits to New Hampshire, and properly sited future projects will only add to those benefits. Environment New Hampshire Research and Policy Center’s work shows that New Hampshire’s wind energy is already avoiding more than 157,267 metric tons of climate-altering carbon pollution, the equivalent of taking 32,764 cars off the road, while it also saves 70,265,000 gallons of water per year, enough to meet the needs of 2,567 people.

“I urge New Hampshire’s leaders at the state and federal level to call for the prompt renewal of critical wind energy tax incentives – the federal renewable energy investment tax credit and production tax credit – so that we can meet our wind energy potential.”