NH Considering Moratorium on Wind Turbine Projects

By Joe Gullo

Published 01/27 2014 11:33AM

Updated 01/27 2014 11:34AM

CONCORD, N.H. - New Hampshire is considering a moratorium on wind turbine projects.

According to the bill, construction projects of new wind turbine plants and electric transmission line projects will be put on hold until the state issues a comprehensive energy plan.

"Wind power is quickly proving how ineffective it is as a source of electricity and how resoundingly ineffective it is in reducing carbon emissions," Rep. Harold T. Reilly (R-Grafton) said. "Even with the small amount of wind power we are now theoretically capable of producing in New Hampshire, our wind sites are often being told to stop producing due to power fluctuations induced by the sporadic nature of wind power and the inability of the transmission grid to handle it."

The House is expected to vote on the bill on Wednesday.

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