Pursuing Smart Energy Policies

Kuster Helps to Introduce Bill to Lower Gas Prices

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This week, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02), a senior Member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, joined Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. in introducing the Buy Low and Sell High Act. This bill would create an Economic Petroleum Reserve designed to continue the trend of declining gasoline prices and generate money for American taxpayers by empowering the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to…

Kuster Talks Clean Energy with SAU 20 in Gorham

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Gorham, N.H. — Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02), a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, met with SAU 20 Superintendent David Backler and local leaders at Edward Fenn Elementary to hear about the district’s plans to reduce energy costs and use the savings to support Gorham’s energy efficiency and renewable energy goals. During the meeting, Kuster also heard about the…

Kuster Pushes for NH Sustainable Forestry Operations in Agriculture Committee Hearing

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**The full committee hearing is available HERE, Rep. Kuster’s remarks are available HERE**   Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02), a senior member of the House Agriculture Committee, spoke on behalf of New Hampshire's sustainable forestry operations. Kuster highlighted the important environmental and economic contributions of these businesses in the Granite…

Kuster Votes To Hold Oil Companies Accountable for Record Gas Prices, Stop Price Gouging at the Pump

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    Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) voted for legislation to stop price gouging by Big Oil companies and ensure hardworking families are not being taken advantage of at the pump. H.R. 7688, the Consumer Fuel Price Gouging Prevention Act, would grant the president the power to issue an emergency energy proclamation outlawing the sale of consumer fuels —…

Kuster Fights To Modernize Aging NH Dams During E&C Hearing

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**The full Subcommittee hearing is available HERE, Kuster’s full remarks are available HERE** **In 2021, hydropower produced more than 6% of the nation’s electricity and 31.5% of its renewable energy**   Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02), a senior member of the Energy and Commerce Energy Subcommittee, participated in a hearing entitled, “Modernizing…

Kuster, Schrier Urge Energy and Commerce Committee To Hold Hearing on Hydropower Potential

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**The full letter is available HERE** Washington, D.C. ⁠— Today, Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Kim Schrier, M.D. (WA-08) sent a letter to Frank Pallone, Chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, urging the E&C’s subcommittee on Energy to hold an oversight hearing this month on hydropower to learn more about the incredible potential of this clean, renewable energy…

Kuster Touts Solar Power Benefits at Orchard Hill Breadworks in Alstead with USDA Officials

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   **Orchard Hill Breadworks secured a $31,245 grant from USDA’s Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) to build a 32.5kW solar array**   Alstead, N.H. — Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) joined USDA officials and the founder of Orchard Hill Breadworks, Noah Elbers, to tour the business and discuss a $31,245 Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) grant that…

Kuster Advocates for American Energy Independence During E&C Hearing with Energy Secretary Granholm

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**The full committee hearing is available HERE** **Kuster’s full remarks are available HERE**   Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02), a member of the powerful Energy and Commerce Committee, urged immediate action to establish American energy independence and bolster domestic clean energy production during a hearing entitled, "The Fiscal Year 2023 DOE…

NH Delegation Welcomes Historic $24.3M to Support Public Transit Updates in NH

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      (Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), along with Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01), today welcomed a record-level $24,352,874 to modernize and expand transit across the state. The funding comes in part from the Shaheen and Hassan-negotiated bipartisan infrastructure law, which provides the…

Kuster Presses Oil Company Executives on New Hampshire Gas Prices, American Energy Independence

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   **The full Subcommittee hearing is available HERE** **Rep. Kuster’s full remarks are available HERE**   Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02), a member of the Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, confronted big oil company executives on their business practices and the fossil fuel industry’s role in rising gas prices. During…