New Hampshire Senate votes to continue support for renewable energy
The New Hampshire state Senate voted 20-4 today against a moratorium on new wind energy projects in the state.
The decision allows communities in New Hampshire to continue to develop cost-effective, environmentally friendly wind farms.
Wind energy and related activities have created nearly 1,000 jobs in New Hampshire and provide revenues for local towns, school districts and the state's general fund. Wind energy projects benefit many landowners in New Hampshire, including those who lease land for turbines and can continue to use 98 percent of their land for other purposes, including farming, logging, hunting and snowmobiling.
Wind energy has also helped lower the cost of energy for consumers in New Hampshire and across New England. In a January ...