Kuster Advocates for American Energy Independence During E&C Hearing with Energy Secretary Granholm
Washington, April 28, 2022
**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 Budget." During the hearing focused on the Department of Energy (DOE) budget for the fiscal year 2023, Kuster questioned Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm about investing in renewables, like hydropower, and addressing the high cost of fuel and other power sources.
“American families in New Hampshire and across the country are feeling the effects of high energy costs — that’s why I am working to bolster domestic production of clean energy and ease our reliance on foreign fossil fuels,” said Rep. Kuster. “I am particularly interested in harnessing our nation’s untapped hydropower resources and finding new opportunities to retrofit existing dams to help lower energy prices. I introduced legislation last year to accomplish this goal, and I will continue working with my colleagues on this committee and with the Department of Energy to enact policies like these to get our hydropower resources flowing.”
Rep. Kuster’s Twenty-First Century Dams Act will: