Clean Energy Jobs Act of 2017 became law today
"Special Announcement: SB129 Officially Becomes Law! Great News!
SB129, also known as the Clean Energy Jobs Act of 2017, became law today, July 11th, 2017! Governor Sununu allowed the bill to become law without his signature.
This bipartisan law will strengthen New Hampshire's Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS), providing future stabilization and growth opportunities for our state's biomass and solar industries. Combined, these industries provide over 2,000 good jobs and contribute hundreds of millions annually to NH's economy, while providing a long-term supply of locally produced, renewable energy at predictable pricing.
SB129 will also remove the 10kw limit on the residential solar rebate program, allowing for greater beneficial electricification of our state's grid, while reducing peak demand and saving money for all. The law additionally makes the benefits of the Renewable Energy Fund (REF) available to more low-income customers, ensuring that everyone has the potential to benefit from renewable energy.
SB129 is a victory for New Hampshire and will help stabilize and reduce electric rates while also allowing for economic growth.
NHSEA worked incredibly hard the past 6+ months as a leader on SB129, along with its clean energy supporters and allies across the state. Thank you all for the continued support on this important victory!"
New Hampshire Sustainable Energy Association