Amid Concerns over New England Energy Supplies this Winter, Shaheen Leads Delegation Call to Energy Secretary to Expedite Distribution of Federal Resources for NH Residents | U.S – Senator Jeanne Shaheen

by | Nov 16, 2022 | Energy

November 16, 2022

**Lawmakers also asked Secretary Granholm to convene stakeholders in the New England region to plan for potential supply shortages or risks to grid reliability in the event of severe weather this winter.**  
(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, sent a letter with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and U.S. Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) to the Department of Energy, urging Secretary Granholm to accelerate the distribution of federal funds and programs under the bipartisan infrastructure law and Inflation Reduction Act that can help residents cut energy bills and reduce demand for fossil fuels.“As we enter into the winter months, we write to highlight specific challenges New Hampshire faces as global events continue to stoke volatility in oil and natural gas markets that in turn, impact home heating costs and electricity prices for our constituents,” the delegation wrote. “We appreciate your ongoing attention to these concerns and encourage the Administration to speed up deployment of resources Congress has provided through the bipartisan infrastructure law and Inflation Reduction Act that can help lower energy costs.”Additionally, the lawmakers called for the Department to work with federal agencies, industry, fuel suppliers, utilities, grid operators, the State and other stakeholders to ensure the New England region’s energy infrastructure can me …

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