NORTH HAMPTON – Continuing her efforts to support job-creating businesses and to build a more innovative, cleaner energy future that creates jobs, boosts New Hampshire’s economy and combats climate change, Governor Maggie Hassan today visited Throwback Brewery in North Hampton, where she ceremonially signed a bill raising the cap on net metering.
Governor Hassan was joined by representatives from ReVision Energy, Sunrun, the New Hampshire Sustainable Energy Association and members from both parties who worked together to pass House Bill 1116, relative to net metering. Governor Hassan officially signed the bill on May 2, 2016.
Photo by Hope O’Shaughnessy – contributor to Green Energy Times
“I am proud of our bipartisan work this year to raise the cap on net metering, which will help our clean energy industry continue to grow and thrive,” Governor Hassan said. “Solar and other small scale clean energy resources are creating good-paying, high-quality jobs, spurring economic development and helping combat climate change, which we see firsthand here in the state’s largest solar-powered brewery. I am confident that the PUC process will result in a fair net metering tariff that will encourage energy diversification and clean energy job growth, and I look forward to continuing to work with members from both parties and the business community to support our growing clean energy economy.”
As a State Senator, Governor Hassan sponsored New Hampshire’s original Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) legislation, which has brought numerous benefits to the Granite State, including reducing harmful emissions and helping to reduce energy costs, create jobs and encourage innovation in the state’s clean energy economy. She also helped enact the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) law and consistently fights for clean air and water.
As Governor, Governor Hassan has signed bipartisan legislation to help maximize the benefits of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) for New Hampshire ratepayers, to update the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) law and to establish a long-term energy strategy for the State. The Governor has also signed the Under 2 MOU – a global compact that complements the state’s efforts to combat climate change. In addition, Governor Hassan joined a bipartisan group of 17 governors to establish the Governors’ Accord for a New Energy Future, a joint commitment to take action to promote clean energy, clean transportation choices and a modern electrical grid.