Wednesday, December 13, 2023 (Washington, D.C.) — Today, the Co-Chairs of the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC) Clean Energy Deployment Task Force, Reps. Sean Casten (D-IL) and Mike Levin (D-CA), introduced the Clean Electricity and Transmission Acceleration (CETA) Act, which would speed up the deployment of transmission and clean energy through requiring improved interregional transfer capability, increasing FERC’s transmission siting authority, and establishing a transmission tax credit, among other proposals. ACEG Executive Director Christina Hayes released the following statement:
“The Clean Electricity and Transmission Acceleration Act is the most comprehensive attempt so far to deal with the chronic underinvestment in our grid that has left Americans vulnerable to dangerous blackouts and high energy costs. Reps. Casten and Levin’s bill would make transmission siting and permitting much more efficient, while preserving strong environmental protections and encouraging the use of legally binding community benefit agreements. The creation of a transmission tax credit would also unlock the long-term capital commitments we need to build a modern, interconnected grid. As always, ACEG is eager to work collaboratively with lawmakers from both parties to find common ground and reach a deal that can pass during this Congress.”
About Americans for a Clean Energy Grid:
Americans for a Clean Energy Grid (ACEG) is a non-profit, broad-based public interest advocacy coalition focused on the need to expand, integrate, and modernize the North American high-capacity grid. ACEG brings together a diverse coalition — including business, labor, consumer, environmental groups, and other transmission supporters — to advocate for policies that recognize the benefits of a robust transmission grid.
Chloe Slayter, Communications Manager
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