Washington, D.C. (March 4, 2021) — On Tuesday, March 2, 2021, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce released the “Climate Leadership and Environmental Action for our Nation’s (CLEAN) Future Act and Representative Scott Peters (CA-52) introduced the Prevent Outages with Energy Resiliency Options Nationwide (POWER ON) Act.
The bills include robust transmission provisions that are directly aligned with ACEG’s mission to support policies and regulations favoring the expansion, modernization, and integration of the high-voltage electric transmission grid in order to achieve a clean energy economy.
“Americans for a Clean Energy Grid applauds the Energy and Commerce Committee for its continued leadership on expanding electric transmission infrastructure, which is a prerequisite for economy-wide decarbonization. Building a National macrogrid would allow America to tap into new renewable energy resources, create jobs, save money for consumers, and increase resilience,” said Rob Gramlich, Executive Director of Americans for a Clean Energy Grid.
ACEG would like to thank Representative Kathy Castor (FL-11) for her leadership on of Section 218 of the CLEAN Future Act and Representative Peters for both working towards common sense approaches that would help solve siting and permitting constrains which have hindered interregional transmission development.