CONCORD — The House of Representatives voted 215-133 today to pass HB 582, which reallocates distribution of RGGI funds to increase investment in energy efficiency. Rep. John Mann (D-Alstead), prime sponsor of the legislation, released the following statement:

“Energy efficiency is the most effective way we have to reduce energy usage and costs. A steady program of implementing energy efficiency, which this legislation enables, will provide new jobs and accelerating wealth to our economy. Utilizing efficiency programs to reduce energy usage will allow our businesses to prosper while saving hundreds of millions of dollars annually on fuel imported into our state.”

“While the Republican party continues to fixate on ‘energy rates,’ what really matters to taxpayers is ‘energy bills.’ Energy efficiency means less energy usage and lower energy bills. I thank the House for its strong vote on this critical legislation.”

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