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Kuster co-sponsors renewable energy bill

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 8, 2013 at 7:09 am •  Published: December 8, 2013

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster wants to require utility companies to produce at least 25 percent of their power from renewable energy sources like wind, solar and biomass by 2025.

Kuster is co-sponsoring legislation to create a national Renewable Electricity Standard. She says doing so would help create nearly 300,000 jobs, cut pollution and save consumers almost $100 billion on their utility bills by 2030.

According to Kuster, 29 states, including New Hampshire, already have renewable generation standards.