New Hampshire’s Senate has voted unanimously to pass a bill to promote greater development of renewable energy, a move that’s expected to reduce pollution and grow the alternative energy industry in the state.
The legislation requires electric utilities to buy a growing percentage of their energy from sources such as wood-fired plants, wind farms and hydro power.
The goal is to have 25 percent of the state’s electricity coming from renewable sources by 2025. The bill passed the House and has Gov. John Lynch’s support.
The legislation is expected to encourage investment in alternative energy in New Hampshire, which supporters say could shore up the logging industry, create new jobs and improve the state’s environmental quality.
26 April 2007
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