BURGESS BIOPOWER CONTRIBUTES A GREAT DEAL TO THE STATE OF NH, YOUR COMMUNITY, YOUR BUSINESS, AND YOUR LIFE

SITUATION:

  • The economic viability of Burgess BioPower is currently under scrutiny
  • Burgess BioPower is a biomass plant that uses wood scraps that would otherwise be discarded to create clean, green, renewable and sustainable energy
  • Burgess BioPower is responsible for providing a significant amount of NH’s renewable energy
  • Without this valuable resource, NH could take a giant step backward

 

IF BURGESS BIOPOWER CLOSES:

  • A significant number of jobs will be lost
  • Property taxes and business taxes will increase
  • State and local tax revenue will decrease
  • North Country unemployment and Medicaid costs will rise

Is this what you want for the future of NH?


 

SOLUTION:

Take a long, hard look at the facts and carefully weigh the many important benefits of clean, renewable energy from the Burgess BioPower Plant to the State of NH, your community, your job, your business, and your family.

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THE FACTS

LEGISLATORS

As a state representative, we know that you always seek to do what’s right for New Hampshire. Clean, renewable energy that meets the goals of our State Energy Policy is what is right for New Hampshire.

Clean, renewable energy from the biomass plant may cost a bit more than other forms of energy right now, but the benefits are well worth the $45 a year more per residential household or $124 a year more per commercial customer. The facts make it clear that these small increases are substantially offset by the benefits to the State of New Hampshire.

BUSINESS OWNERS/RESIDENTS OF COOS COUNTY

As a business owner and resident of Coos County, you can ensure your future for less than the cost of a cup of coffee a month.

As a tax paying business owner is $124 a year too much to keep new business flowing into your region? As a NH resident, is $3.75 a month too much to keep opportunity at your doorstep? Probably not, right?

NEW HAMPSHIRE RESIDENTS

As a NH resident for only $45 a year, you can make a difference.

Is $45 a year extra too much to pay for the long-term benefits of clean air and water, more jobs, increased incomes and lower taxes? Benefits that you are enjoying right now? Is $3.75 a month too much extra to pay to ensure your future and your childrens’ future? If NH takes a step backward, there will be tax increases across the board for all NH residents.

KNOW THE TRUTH

Burgess BioPower is a source of renewable energy that we can count on that costs very little out of pocket yearly and provides real annual economic benefits to you and the State of New Hampshire.

BENEFITS TO COOS COUNTY

Because of Burgess BioPower

  • 184 new jobs created within Coos County 
  • $11.5 million in annual labor income within Coos County
  • $57.7 million in production of goods and services within Coos County
  • Reduced property taxes in Coos County, saving approximately $300 per person, per year and this savings is increasing annually
  • Reduced water & sewer rates saving Berlin residents approximately 15% off their bills
  • Personal Income within Coos County has experienced a steady 2.1% increase
  • 8% less in unemployment compensation payments in Coos County – 6.7% less than the rest of the state comparatively
  • Individual per capita earnings would be $103 less without Burgess BioPower
  • $1.8 million less for Medicaid payments in Coos County (No reduction in benefits with savings to Coos County Residents)

STATEWIDE BENEFITS

Because of Burgess BioPower

  • 221 new jobs created statewide
  • $13.9 million in additional labor income statewide
  • $119.2 million in production of goods & services statewide 
  • $3.94 million in taxes, fees and charges paid to State, County and local governments

 

Source: PolEcon Research – The Impact of Burgess BioPower on Coos County and the State of New Hampshire, September 2017

STILL NOT CONVINCED?

We asked some Berlin, NH city officials, residents and business owners to share their thoughts about the Burgess BioPower’s impact on their lives and their community. Click the button below to watch the videos and read the transcripts.

TAKE ACTION

What can you do to make a difference?

We have some important, straightforward advice for NH Legislators, Coos County Business Owners & Residents, and NH Residents. Click the button below to find out what you can do.

TAKE ACTION

What can you do to make a difference?

We have some important, straightforward advice for NH Legislators, Coos County Business Owners & Residents, and NH Residents. Click the button below to find out what you can do.