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September 23, 2016
VAN OSTERN PUSHES SOLAR AND RENEWABLE ENERGY AT THE PETERBOROUGH SOLAR ARRAY
Van Ostern Contrasts His Record Of Supporting Solar And Renewable Energy Projects With Chris Sununu’s Steadfast Opposition
PETERBOROUGH, N.H. – Today, Colin Van Ostern, Democratic nominee for Governor, toured the Peterborough Solar Array, where he discussed his plans to create solar and renewable energy jobs and protect New Hampshire’s natural resources as Governor. On the Executive Council, Van Ostern successfully fought to secure funding for the largest solar array in New Hampshire that’s now powering the town of Peterborough’s municipal buildings. Van Ostern’s opponent, Chris Sununu voted against this project and has consistently opposed other renewable energy projects across New Hampshire.
“Solar and renewable energy projects are critical to boosting our clean tech economy, lowering energy costs, protecting our natural resources, and creating good-paying jobs,” said Colin Van Ostern, Democratic nominee for Governor. “I’m proud to have helped lead the charge to expand renewable energy projects in communities across New Hampshire. Chris Sununu’s repeated opposition to solar and renewable energy projects throughout New Hampshire is threatening to hold our economy back.”
Van Ostern is committed to supporting renewable energy technologies that have strong local support, create good paying jobs, lower energy costs for New Hampshire residents, and make the state less dependent on fossil fuels. Working on the state Executive Council, he has successfully championed energy efficiency initiatives and solar and renewable energy projects in Manchester, Peterborough, Plymouth, Durham, and Berlin, all of which had the support of local communities.
Chris Sununu has consistently opposed solar and renewable energy projects on the Executive Council while taking thousands of dollars in contributions from the oil and gas industry. Despite the scientific consensus that climate change is a real, Sununu continues to deny its existence.