Pursuing Smart Energy Policies

New Hampshire Congressional Delegation Applauds Nearly $500,000 to Help Rural Businesses Expand Energy Efficiency Efforts

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Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), alongside U.S. Representatives Chris Pappas (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02), applauded $499,120 from U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development headed to Clean Energy NH and Plymouth Area Energy Initiative to help rural New Hampshire small businesses and agricultural producers apply for…

Kuster, Shaheen, Hassan Join Energy Secretary Granholm in Nashua to Highlight Energy Efficiency Initiatives

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(Nashua, NH) – Today, U.S. Representative Annie Kuster (NH-02), as well as U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), joined U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm at Turn Cycle Solutions in Nashua, New Hampshire, to discuss the work being done to enhance energy efficiency initiatives across the state, as well as highlight the impact of federal investments…

ICYMI – Newsweek: At COP 28, New Dems Chart the Path Forward to a Clean Energy Economy by New Dem Chair Kuster and NDC Climate and Clean Energy Task Force Chair Peters

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“COP 28 made it clear that tackling the climate crisis requires every country across the world to do their part—and America must continue to lead that fight.”   Washington, D.C. — Today, New Democrat Coalition Chair Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Climate Change and Clean Energy Task Force Chair Scott Peters (CA-50) penned a joint op-ed in Newsweek on their experience representing the…

Kuster, Bipartisan Colleagues Introduce Maintaining and Enhancing Hydroelectricity and River Restoration Act

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Washington, D.C. – Reps. Annie Kuster (D-NH), Adrian Smith (R-NE), Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Claudia Tenney (R-NY), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Kim Schrier (D-WA) introduced the Maintaining and Enhancing Hydroelectricity and River Restoration Act, legislation extending a 30 percent investment tax credit (ITC) to American hydroelectric investments to improve power production, provide…

New Hampshire Delegation Applauds $1.9 Million in USDA Funding for Rural Energy Projects

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02), Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01), Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) applauded $1,966,511 in USDA funding heading to New Hampshire through the USDA Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). Reauthorized by the 2018 Farm Bill and further funded by the Inflation Reduction Act, REAP provides guaranteed…

New Hampshire Delegation Welcomes Nearly $500,000 to Expand Energy Efficiency Efforts in Rural Communities

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(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) alongside U.S. Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced that $499,128 is heading to Clean Energy NH to support the expansion of their work to assist  small businesses and agricultural producers in New Hampshire’s rural communities with energy efficiency and renewable energy…

NH Delegation Announces $900,000 in Energy Efficiency Funds That Will Lower Heating Bills in New Hampshire

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Washington, D.C. - U.S. Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01), along with U.S. Senators Hassan (D-NH) and Shaheen (D-NH) announced two awards heading to New Hampshire that total $900,000 through the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program. “As New Hampshire continues to deal with the impacts of climate change and rising energy…

Kuster Tours Heater Landing, Highlights Affordable Housing Initiatives with Lebanon Housing Authority

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Lebanon, N.H. — Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) toured the Heater Landing apartment complex, which consists of 44 energy-efficient affordable apartments. During the visit, Kuster met with leadership from Lebanon Housing Authority, the developer, to discuss how this project came together and ways to incentivize more affordable housing developments across New…

Kuster Hosts Farm Bill Listening Session with New Hampshire Farmers and Producers

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Hanover, N.H. — Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) brought together New Hampshire farmers, conservationists, and industry experts at Dartmouth Organic Farm to discuss New Hampshire’s priorities for the 2023 Farm Bill. The Farm Bill is a package of legislation reauthorized every five years that has a tremendous impact on America’s agriculture and food systems. As a former member of…

Kuster Discusses Solar Energy, Housing Development with Local Leaders in Bethlehem

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**This week, Kuster helped announce new NBRC grants for the Second District, including funding for the Bethlehem Redevelopment Authority to upgrade the Colonial Theater**   Bethlehem, N.H. — Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) joined Bethlehem town officials, the Bethlehem Energy Commission, and the North Country Council to hear updates on Bethlehem’s municipal solar power…