Kuster Advocates For N.H.'s Energy Independence, Criticizes Paris Accord Withdrawal

Jun 5, 2017

New Hampshire imports all of its fossil fuels, meaning a lot of money leaves the state to keep our lights on. Local clean energy companies want to change that, by transitioning to renewable sources like solar and biomass. 

Congresswoman Annie Kuster expressed support Monday for New Hampshire’s green energy economy  and opposition to Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord. Speaking in Peterborough alongside clean energy advocates, Kuster said the state should stay committed to the goals of the Paris agreement and invest in New Hampshire energy.

“Rather than importing fuel from overseas or coal from Kentucky, these are jobs and economic development right here in New Hampshire—and the dollars stay in New Hampshire,” Kuster said.

Kuster also criticized Donald Trump’s proposed budget, in particular for its cuts to environmental programs.