For Immediate Release October 6, 2022
Contact: Jennifer Tramp NHHouse@leg.state.nh.us 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.