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Kuster Discusses River and Dam Rehabilitation at Wilder Dam in Lebanon, Highlights Legislation To Modernize Clean Energy Infrastructure

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**Last month, Kuster introduced bipartisan legislation to accelerate the rehabilitation, retrofit, or removal of America’s 90,000 dams, including more than 2,500 in New Hampshire** Lebanon, N.H. — Yesterday, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02), a Member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, toured the Wilder Dam in West Lebanon and met with national and local hydropower and conservation stakeholders to disc...

Kuster Outlines Steps Forward for Congress to Bolster Hydropower Production and Safety in Energy & Commerce Committee

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**Kuster introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation earlier this month to rehabilitate, retrofit, or remove America’s 90,000 dams, including more than 2,500 in NH, and preserve our rivers** **The full Subcommittee hearing is available HERE** **Kuster’s full remarks are available HERE** Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02), a member of the Energy and Commerce Energy Subcommittee, p...

Kuster, Young, Feinstein Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Address Climate Change, Restore Rivers, Improve Public Safety, and Modernize Hydropower

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**Kuster introduced the bipartisan Twenty-First Century Dams Act in the House today and Feinstein will introduce a companion bill in the Senate later in July** Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02), a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, introduced H.R. 4375, the bipartisan Twenty-First Century Dams Act. This bill makes a $25.8 billion investment in enhancing the safet...

Kuster Joins President Biden at White House Signing Ceremony To Reinstate Obama-era Methane Emissions Standards

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Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02), a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, joined a signing ceremony at the White House for a Resolution of Disapproval, introduced under the Congressional Review Act, to rescind a rule the Trump administration put in place on Nov. 16, 2020 to weaken, and in some cases fully eliminate, the requirements that oil and natural gas compani...

Kuster Urges Support for Clean Energy Expansion During Energy & Commerce Hearing

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**The full Subcommittee hearing is available HERE** **Kuster’s full remarks are available HERE** Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02), a Member of the Energy and Commerce Energy Subcommittee, participated in a hearing entitled, “The CLEAN Future Act and Electric Transmission: Delivering Clean Power to the People." During the hearing, Members heard from energy experts, including seni...

During Energy & Commerce Markup, Kuster Urges Action to Curb Methane Emissions, Combat Climate Change

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**Watch the full Committee markup HERE** **Watch Rep. Kuster’s full remarks HERE** Concord, N.H. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02), a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, participated in a full Committee markup of six bills, including the Kuster-backed Methane Waste Prevention Act. This bill would help improve air quality across the United States by requiring the EPA and Bureau of Land M...

Kuster Questions U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Granholm During Energy & Commerce Hearing

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**The full Subcommittee hearing is available HERE** **Kuster’s full line of questioning is available HERE** Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02), questioned U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm during a House Energy and Commerce Energy Subcommittee hearing entitled, “The Fiscal Year 2022 DOE Budget." During the hearing, Kuster asked Secretary Granholm about the budg...

Kuster, Kelly, Welch, and Pingree Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Incentivize Efficient, Renewable Energy

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Washington, D.C. — Today, Reps. Annie Kuster (NH-02), Mike Kelly (PA-16), Peter Welch (VT-AL), and Chellie Pingree (ME-01) reintroduced bipartisan legislation that would incentivize the use of energy efficient biomass heaters in businesses instead of relying on fossil fuel energy. The Biomass Thermal Utilization (BTU) Act would amend the federal tax code to incentivize the use of energy-efficient...

Kuster, Colleagues Reintroduce Bicameral Bill to Lower Energy Costs, Create Jobs, Support Community Energy Projects

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**Kuster introduced a previous version of this legislation in the 116th Congress** Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) reintroduced the Community Energy Savings Program Act of 2021 (CESP), legislation that 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 cl...

Kuster Highlights Need to Address Local Barriers to Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Hearing

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**The hearing focused on the Kuster-backed CLEAN Future Act to build a more resilient, more sustainable energy grid** **The full Subcommittee hearing is available HERE** **Kuster’s full remarks are available HERE** Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02), a member of the Energy and Commerce Energy Subcommittee, participated in a Subcommittee hearing entitled, "The CLEAN Future Act: Dr...