Energy Security

Live Free or Die.

In New Hampshire, that statement is more than just a state nickname.  It's a way of life.  So it's no surprise that an increasing number of New Hampshire citizens are looking for solutions to help America declare its energy independence.

This independence is exactly what’s needed if we are to halt our increased reliance on foreign energy sources -- a reliance that is a threat to our energy security and national security.

Fact: In 2015, the state of New Hampshire alone consumed more than 30 million barrels of oil.  Almost 50% of homes relied on fuel oil to heat their homes.  Yet New Hampshire has no fossil energy reserves.

While an all-of-the-above energy policy that embraces alternative energy sources like wind, solar, nuclear and other forms is necessary and strategically smart, The US Energy Information Adminstration predicts that oil and natural gas will be the dominant sources of American energy for decades to come. 

The good news is that we have plenty of abundant stores of oil and natural gas right here in America.  What was unthinkable a few years ago, the United States has become the leading producer of both oil and natural gas, surpassing both Russia and Saudi Arabia.  We can take advantage of this opportunity to become an energy superpower to not ony benefit America but that helps our allies as well. 

Investing in the production of oil and natural gas in America won't merely lead us down a path to energy independence, but also to an economically stronger America through creating new well-paying jobs, building and repairing infrastructure, promoting economic growth, and producing much-needed revenue for government coffers at the federal, state, and local levels.

American energy independence isn't a pipe dream.  It's a goal that is within our reach with sensible policies that encourage the development of American energy.