Capital Beat: After regulatory challenge, senators try again on biomass subsidies
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Last September, Pine Tree Power got what looked like a second chance.
The Bethlehem wood-burning “biomass” power company had struggled for years, facing an uphill competitive battle against cheaper energy from natural gas combustion companies. They had pinned their hopes to a Senate bill to help subsidize their operations – but when the bill was vetoed by Gov. Chris Sununu in June, the plant shut down operations.