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NH Democrats Propose New Carbon Tax on Gasoline, Heating Oil, Gas, Coal, and Wood

New Hampshire Democrats are proposing a tax that would hike the price you pay for gasoline, heating oil, propane, and electricity produced by coal, oil, gas, or wood. All of that. And, everything else. The bill calls for a fee based on the per-ton emission of carbon dioxide, starting at $20 per ton in 2020 …

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New Hampshire Resident Thinks Raising Electric Rates is the Answer

In a recent Keene Sentinel letter to the editor, a resident suggests the new legislature stop giving any RGGI money back to ratepayers. The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) is a broad-based tax on electricity consumers. It can rise or fall without any elected official ever casting a vote. And it makes electricity more expensive.

Smacking RGGI Around

David Stevenson, writing at NH Journal, shares a recent report by The Analysis Group which “…just released their review of the effects of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), and they give it an A+.” If you’re not the guessing sort, there are a lot of issues with the report, which is not surprising because (as Stevenson …

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A Green Game of Chess

New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan has written a letter to Connecticut governor Dannel Malloy, in objection to a legislative effort in the “Nut”-meg state, to redefine what Connecticut will view as ‘green energy’ for the purpose of meeting their renewable portfolio standard. The bill, which could be voted on this week by the Connecticut House of Representatives, …

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Why Did We Need RGGI?

With the recent approval of significant electric rate increases that will allow PSNH to recover some $67 million dollars a year in costs related to legislated state energy mandates (NH Renewable Standard and the RGGI tax), having this fall into my in-box could not have been more fortuitous. From the journal Earth System Dynamics billed …

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PUC Approves PSNH Rate Increase – Observe the Democrat’s Circular Green Firing Squad!

Back in September PSNH announced that it would need to rasie rates to deal with about 67 million dollars a year in costs associated with RGGI (and other state energy mandates)- a tax (RGGI) that Maggie Hassan was proud of, if you’ve forgotten.   (Grokster Tom also has a nice treatment of those same stories here.) …

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