House panel votes to eliminate RGGI energy-efficiency funds

The NH House Science Technology and Energy Committee narrowly voted Tuesday to gut energy-efficiency funding through the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and roll back the state’s renewable energy standard, in a move that one Republic denounced as partisan and a Democrat called “nuts.”

But most Republicans backed the legislation, which they argued would decrease “subsidies” to programs designed to reduce fossil fuel usage.

“It’s easy to spend other people’s money,” said Rep. Michael Vose, R-Epping, who introduced a last-minute amendment to gut RGGI funding. “But nobody knows how to spend money better than the person that manages it, and this will benefit ratepayers.” | Keep Reading at NHBR

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