State House Dome: Legislature tries again to save biomass plants
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When lawmakers override a gubernatorial veto, they expect the bill to become law, unless overturned by the courts.
But that’s not what happened last year, when the Senate and House mustered the two-thirds required to negate Gov. Chris Sununu’s veto of a renewable energy bill designed to subsidize the state’s six wood-burning power plants.
After the override in September, the state’s largest electric utility, Eversource, was supposed to negotiate contracts with the wood-fired power plants to purchase their energy at above-market prices.