Why is Federal Transmission Legislation Needed?

Bill White is Senior Vice President at David Gardiner and Associates Meeting steep carbon reduction goals will require profound and rapid changes in the ways we generate, distribute, and consume electricity. Energy efficiency, distributed generation, demand response, smart grid upgrades, and utility-scale renewable resources will all be needed at unprecedented levels. Enormous amounts of high

Continue reading

Green Power Transmission Line Given New Life

Thanks to funds from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, construction of a green power transmission line stretching from Lethbridge, Alberta in Canada, down to Great Falls, Mont., was put back on track after a bank failure. Currently under construction, the Montana-Alberta Tie Line, which is owned by Toronto-based Tonbridge Power, will connect the electricity

Continue reading

Coalition Urges Congress to Eliminate Transmission Barriers

Leading labor unions joined environmental groups, renewable energy developers, electric utilities and other stakeholders recently in asking Senate leaders to strengthen authorities in S.1462, the American Clean Energy Leadership Act, to enable the construction of new power lines to bring renewable energy resources to market. New electric transmission is critical to developing America’s vast domestic

Continue reading

Why We Need Transmission

While climate legislation has not yet come to pass, we know major reductions in greenhouse gas emissions will be a reality. The American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (H.R. 2454), for example, sets a long-term target for greenhouse gas emissions reductions of more than 80% by 2050. To meet the renewable energy and

Continue reading

The Library – A Tutorial

One of the key functions of the National Clean Energy Transmission website is to provide a user-friendly library of reports, analyses, videos, and articles covering a wide variety of transmission topics.  We’ve built in a number of ways to make your searches quicker and easier. Search Field – If you are looking for a key

Continue reading