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Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster

Representing the 2nd District of New Hampshire

Pursuing Smart Energy Policies

New Hampshire must pursue smart energy policies that both protect our environment and lower costs for Granite State families and businesses. That’s why I have taken the following steps:

  • Incentivizing and Promoting Clean Energy: I am a cosponsor of the Prioritizing Energy-Efficient Renewables Act of 2015 (H.R. 3733). Sponsored by Rep. Jan Schakowsky, this bill would make permanent the production tax credit (PTC) for wind, solar, hydro, geothermal and marine renewable energy production, while repealing the tax deductions for oil and gas development. I also helped introduce the New Energy of America Act (H.R. 2412), which would extend through 2021 two important tax credits for residential and commercial solar energy development: the section 25D tax credit for residential energy efficiency and the section 48 commercial investment tax credit (ITC). Additionally, I signed a letter led by Rep. Tsongas (D-MA) and Rep. David Price (D-NC) to the Secretary of the Interior in opposition to opening portions of the Atlantic coast for offshore oil and gas drilling.

 

  • Helping Low-Income Families with their Fuel & Energy Needs: I joined over 50 Members of Congress in sending a letter to Health & Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell, requesting that HHS release as much Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funding as possible under the current continuing resolution (CR).  This program is critically important to NH District 2 residents as they prepare for the winter season.

To further help New Hampshire pursue smart energy policies, I am a member of the Energy Savings Performance Caucus, the High Performance Building Caucus, and the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC). 

 

More on Pursuing Smart Energy Policies

Feb 21, 2020 Catching up with Annie

Dear Friend,    

Building a Clean, Energy Efficient Economy

Feb 19, 2020 In The News

Kuster discusses strategy in Nashua

NASHUA – “There’s no silver bullet – it’s a silver buckshot approach, but we need to decarbonize our economy and protect our planet for generations to come.”

U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster, D-N.H., spoke of her Clean Energy Agenda while meeting with local leaders at the Nashua Public Library on Tuesday.

Feb 19, 2020 Press Release

Nashua, NH – Yesterday, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) sat down with local government officials, community leaders and energy and environmental experts at the Nashua Public Library to receive an update on the city’s clean energy initiatives as part of her clean energy listening tour.

Feb 19, 2020 Event

Nashua, NH – Yesterday, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) sat down with local government officials, community leaders and energy and environmental experts at the Nashua Public Library to receive an update on the city’s clean energy initiatives as part of her clean energy listening tour.

Jan 31, 2020 Catching up with Annie

Dear Friend,

Building a Clean, Energy-Efficient Economy

Jan 27, 2020 Press Release

Kuster’s Clean Energy Agenda focuses on policy proposals to promote investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency, clean transportation, and more.

High resolution photos from today’s event are available here.

Jan 27, 2020 Event

Kuster’s Clean Energy Agenda focuses on policy proposals to promote investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency, clean transportation, and more.

High resolution photos from today’s event are available here.

Jan 26, 2020 Catching up with Annie

Dear Jennifer,

Happy 2020! As the new year gets underway, I take time to reflect on everything that’s happened in the previous year and what we’ve accomplished - and what a year 2019 was! 

Honored to Represent You 

Dec 20, 2019 Catching up with Annie

Dear Friend,

Giving Thanks and Sharing Holiday Cheer with our Veterans

Dec 20, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – This week, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) introduced the Community Energy Savings Program Act of 2019 (CESP), legislation which would promote the expansion of clean energy projects in New Hampshire and across the country. By providing low-interest financing to consumers and communities that want to make clean energy investments, this legislation will aid in transitioning America to a clean energy economy while creating green energy jobs.