A grassroots organization on the Seacoast is calling for Public Service of New Hampshire (PSNH) to sell its fossil fuel power plants.
Portsmouth-based Citizens for Clean & Fair Power is particularly focused on the impact Schiller Station - a coal, oil, and biomass plant - has on the health of residents and the environment.
This year the state legislature passed a bill that gives the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) the power to compel Public Service of New Hampshire (PSNH) to sell its power plants. That bill was prompted by the cost to ratepayers for maintaining the older fossil fuel plants.
However, PSNH argues that its fossil fuel power plants are needed to meet demand during peak times, such as during heatwaves. The fossil fuel plants also keep the energy market diverse.
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