By Beth Soholt, Executive Director of the Clean Grid Alliance (CGA) On July 28, 2020, Beth Soholt testified before the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis on behalf of the Clean Grid Alliance, the American Council on Renewable Energy, and Americans for a Clean Energy Grid. Below is a copy of her testimony. Good
By Michael Goggin, Vice President of Grid Strategies To build 100 GW worth of transmission delivery capacity, we would need to build about $75 billion in transmission infrastructure. That would create around 600,000 direct jobs and 1.5 million direct, indirect, and induced jobs. That construction would create around 27 direct jobs and 67 direct, indirect,
By Nicholas Britton, intern, in collaboration with James Hewett, ACEG Legislative Director Over the past decade, when advocates and policymakers discussed comprehensive approaches to decarbonizing the power sector, transmission expansion was often seen as longer-term concern and not necessarily an issue that needed to be addressed immediately. Building new electric transmission infrastructure was frequently presented
This post is a follow up to our earlier blog post, Transmission: A Key Aspect of New Climate Policies. A flurry of climate plans have been released by presidential candidates in the lead up to the 2020 election. At ACEG, we believe modernizing and expanding our electrical grid is a key component of climate action.
By Katie Wimsatt, Intern, David Gardiner and Associates Climate policy is back on the agenda. As polls have demonstrated public support for urgent climate action, members of the House, Senate, and presidential candidates have considered a host of different climate policies, some of which include investments to improve our electrical grid. Expanding, integrating, and modernizing
On February 8, 2018, the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources held a hearing on U.S. energy infrastructure. During the hearing, witness testimony made it clear that transmission is an important part of energy infrastructure, and that updating U.S. transmission networks is important to maintaining strong energy infrastructure. Phillip Moeller, the Executive Vice President
By John Jimison, Executive Director of Americans for a Clean Energy Grid September 4th marked a barely noticed anniversary of one of the most significant achievements in human history: the birth of the modern electric grid. In 1882, Thomas Edison started generating electricity at Pearl Street Station to power 400 “electric lamps” for 82 Manhattan
Texas has a remarkable approach for bringing clean energy to the grid that should serve as a model for other jurisdictions around the nation. Their approach to transmission system planning was recently outlined during a Clean Energy Solutions Center webinar, Transmission Planning for a High Renewable Energy Future: Lessons from the Texas Competitive Renewable Energy