Failed Energy Policies

For Immediate Release October 6, 2022

Contact: Jennifer Tramp 603.271.3664

Concord, NH: House Speaker Sherman Packard (R-Londonderry) responds to repeated false information put out by House Democrats regarding energy:

Democrats had plenty of opportunity to pass their initiatives when they were in charge but failed to build consensus even among their own party members. Their ideas consisted of a massive carbon tax, attempts to repeal RGGI rebates for ratepayers and massive net metering subsidies to solar developers at the expense of ratepayers.

The reality right now is that New Hampshire families will face challenges this winter. Fuel deliveries are happening now. Price spikes are happening now. Most households rely on oil or gas to heat their homes. Unless Democrats think replacing everyone’s home heating system before November is rational, which it is not, then we can only focus on real solutions for New Hampshire’s very real problem. Nothing the Democrats are talking about would have alleviated the burden of Granite Staters and would have made electric and fuel bills higher than they are now. Democrats have been desperate to pass the blame onto anyone but themselves.

While Democrats in Washington, including our federal delegation, are doing nothing to combat inflation or lower energy prices, New Hampshire Republicans are actively meeting with stakeholders to discuss the most effective ways the state might be able to address fluctuations in the market.

Republicans’ Leadership Delivers Relief to Granite Staters

Republicans’ Leadership Delivers Relief to Granite Staters

Concord, NH- House Majority Leader Jason Osborne (R-Auburn) released the following statement after the House passed HB2023, making appropriations to the department of energy for a state emergency fuel assistance program and a supplemental electric benefit, and relative to the electric low-income program fund on a voice vote.

“Due to no fault of their own, many Granite Staters who have not previously needed assistance, may find themselves unable to pay their bills this winter and do not qualify for the federal assistance programs. We want to ensure those people have some help. Thanks to sound fiscal management and responsible leadership, we have created a favorable economic environment that has resulted in a revenue surplus. We believe using this surplus to assist households heat their homes this winter is the right thing to do.”

“Let me be completely clear: we would not be in this situation if it were not for gross mismanagement and failed policies by the Biden Administration, and complete inaction by Maggie Hassan, Chris Pappas, and Ann Kuster. Heating and electric costs are anticipated to rise to catastrophic levels. Although we cannot reverse the federal government’s decisions from Concord, we are doing what we can to help Granite Staters make it through the winter while also easing the tax burden on municipalities’ welfare programs. Washington must wake up and realize the devastating effects their policies are having on Americans.”