JAFFREY - As part of the “Making Energy Affordable” tour, Scott Brown visited New England Wood Pellet to tour the facility and talk with employees about his affordable energy plan, intended to use an “all of the above” approach to reduce costs and encourage energy independence.
“New Hampshire companies like New England Wood Pellet continue to face challenges and uncertainty due to the overreaching EPA regulations streaming out of Washington,” said Brown. “It is time for our country to pursue an energy plan to reduce high prices and rein in burdensome regulations hurting New Hampshire’s economy.”
A portion of Brown’s plan aims to curb the EPA’s overreach through more Congressional oversight, making the rule setting process more transparent. New England Wood Pellet is a Jaffrey based home heating business that provides locally made renewable pellet fuels. They face a heavy tax burden because biomass is not included in tax relief policies.
“Our business faces a great deal of uncertainty regarding regulatory policy since we use biomass—a carbon neutral technology that falls under the EPA’s discretion,” said consultant and former general manager Charlie Niebling. “Providing an affordable home heating service to New Hampshire families and creating good-paying jobs is our main focus, and we appreciate Scott Brown’s commitment to creating a friendly business climate for renewable energy companies like ours.”
The last two days Brown has visited various parts of the state to discuss his energy policy and his plan to provide relief to Granite Staters hurt by high gas prices, increased home heating costs, and more regulations on businesses.
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