Concord, N.H. – Yesterday, Governor Sununu neglected to sign SB 129, a clean energy measure, on its final day of eligibility. In New Hampshire, a bill on the governor’s desk becomes law if no action is taken by the governor to either sign or veto it within this period of eligibility.
SB 129 will more-than-double solar class II requirements, remove the 10 kilowatt limit on residential solar rebates, expand the scope of the Renewable Energy Fund and more. On NHPR yesterday, Governor Sununu questioned basic climate science by expressing doubt about the impact of carbon emissions on climate change.
NHDP Chair Ray Buckley issued the following statement:
“Governor Sununu doesn’t mind his signature on voter suppression measures, but when it comes to clean energy, he can’t be bothered to lift a finger. This neglect is particularly symbolic since it comes on a day in which the governor denied basic scientific consensus around climate change. Sununu’s Trump-like laziness is the latest in a disturbing trend of climate denial and lack of serious concern for an issue Granite Staters care deeply about.
Between denying basic science, refusing to sign onto the US Climate Alliance, standing by President Trump’s decision to withdraw from Paris Climate Agreement and saying it’s “not my job” to understand the impacts of climate change, the governor has lost all credibility he may have had by claiming he was an “environmental engineer.” Sununu has once again gone down the rabbit hole to mirror president Trump against New Hampshire interests.”