Congresswoman Stefanik supports an all-of-the above energy development and investment policy that increases American-made energy, reduces our dependence on foreign oil, protects the environment, and brings down energy costs for New Yorkers.
Energy costs are often the highest expenses for a family or business in the North Country, whether this is gas for the car or heating bills for the home or office – these costs add up quickly. The energy sector also employs many individuals in New York’s 21st district.
Unfortunately, the federal government often places unnecessary mandates and regulations on energy suppliers and development which makes it difficult for new wind farms, solar arrays, hydro facilities, and more to open.
New York’s 21st district is home to a vast supply of energy that if fully utilized will supply our growing nation, fuel economic development, and support our energy independence. Sources of energy production ranging from wind, solar, hydro, biomass, and conventional energy all support Upstate New York. This diverse portfolio of sources puts the district at the leading edge of new technologies. In fact, Fort Drum is the only domestic military base that is 100 percent energy independent because of their use of the district’s rich biomass resources.
Expanding energy exploration and drilling for oil and natural gas where it can be reached; using alternative energy sources like solar and wind; developing more clean-coal and nuclear energy; and keeping government mandates and taxes low on energy suppliers and developers – these are critical components of an American-made ‘All of the Above’ energy policy.
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Legislation cosponsored by Congresswoman Stefanik:
H.R. 468 – Foreign Spill Protection Act
H.R. 1090 – Technologies for Energy Security Act of 2017
H.R. 3306 - Nuclear Energy Leadership Act
H.R. 2986 - Better Energy Storage Technology Act
H.R. 4186 - Renewable Electricity Tax Credit Equalization Act
Congressional Biomass Caucus
Climate Solutions Caucus
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Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has introduced the Renewable Electricity Tax Credit Equalization Act along with Congressman Scott Peters (D-CA), bipartisan legislation to extend tax credits for investments in qualified renewable energy production, including closed-loop biomass, open-loop biomass, geothermal, municipal solid waste, qualified hydropower, and marine and hydrokinetic. This bill also equalizes the treatment of renewable technologies by eliminating the arbitrary 50% reduction of the production credit for these baseload technologies.
Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik participated in a tour of ACCO USA and held a manufacturing roundtable with local elected officials and business leaders in Ogdensburg. ACCO USA distributes their products throughout America, as well as the entirety of Canada.
Washington, D.C. – Following the announcement of a renewed 7-year partnership agreement between Alcoa and the New York Power Authority, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik released the below statement:
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) has cosponsored H.R. 2657, the POWER Act. Currently, the Internal Revenue Code provides tax credits to consumers who purchase renewable energy producing items. This legislation would expand that provision in the tax code to include combined heat and power systems and waste heat to power systems.
Plattsburgh, N.Y. – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) pressed the need for stronger economic growth and good paying jobs for North Country citizens at an Industry and International Business Roundtable in Plattsburgh. Congresswoman Stefanik previewed business stops throughout Plattsburgh that she would be making over the course of the day, including at the Georgia Pacific Plattsburgh Tissue Plant, Plattsburgh Airport, Bombardier, and Swarovski Lighting
LOWVILLE — Rep. Elise M. Stefanik, R-Willsboro, toured Lewis County on Wednesday, touting job creation and economic development and hailing the biomass industry as a potential growth sector for the north country.
Ms. Stefanik toured ReEnergy, a biopower facility in Lyons Falls, before meeting with community members at a “Coffee with your Congresswoman” event in Lowville. She also was scheduled to visit Double Play Community Center, Lowville, and tour RBI Bats, New Bremen.
Washington – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) issued the following statement on President Barack Obama’s veto of S.1, bipartisan legislation approving the Keystone XL pipeline:
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) voted in support of S. 1 – the Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act. This bipartisan legislation that has passed out of the Senate would authorize construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.