590 Hancock Road
Peterborough, NH 03458
Thank you so much for the invitation to today’s National Bioenergy Day Open House. Though I cannot join you for this fantastic event, please know my thoughts are with you as you recognize this critical energy source. Let me extend my thanks to Froling Energy for opening their doors to this community to demonstrate the many benefits that bioenergy provides on the local level. It is wonderful to see the success of renewable energy businesses that support a healthy forestry industry and create jobs in the Granite State.
Our state has a unique understanding of the need to conserve our environment while also responsibly harvesting our timber resources to support the vitality of both our economy and forests. As a member of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry, I am proud to support legislation that will increase opportunities for the sale and use of forest products. To that end, I’m very excited to be an original cosponsor of the Biomass Thermal Utilization Act, a bipartisan bill that would create a 30% renewable energy tax credit for biomass thermal units in residential homes. Biomass and wood pellets are a critical piece of our move to a clean energy future, helping to curb the harmful effects of climate change, and keep more of our energy dollars right here in New Hampshire.
On behalf of New Hampshire’s Second Congressional District, I thank you all for coming out today and learning more about bioenergy. Thousands of American homes and business have installed stoves and other appliances powered by wood pellets, reducing their heating costs. As we work together to protect our planet, our state will continue to be a leader in this important industry.
Ann McLane Kuster
Member of Congress