DURHAM – On Wednesday, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Oyster River Middle School’s new solar array and toured the new school, which is a LEED Certified energy net-positive building with geothermal energy heating and cooling.
“Climate change is a threat to our economy, environment, and way of life,” said Senator Hassan. “To combat this threat, we must all come together to build a stronger clean energy future. The new Oyster River Middle School solar array is one part of our collective efforts to be energy independent, reduce harmful emissions, and lower energy costs.”
Dan Clapp, Co-Founder of ReVision Energy, and Oyster River School District leaders also attended the event.
Senator Hassan is working to make investments in clean energy technology. The bipartisan infrastructure package that Senator Hassan helped negotiate includes major investments in clean energy, including $73 billion for clean energy transmission, as well as funding for solar energy research and development programs. The bipartisan package also supports domestic battery energy storage development and deployment, technology needed to increase the use of renewable energy sources and eliminate reliability gaps throughout the day. These provisions build on Senator Hassan’s bipartisan Battery Storage Innovation Act – which was previously signed into law.