Clean energy takes a hit from a Wyden-sponsored bill.
This event brings together key Federal officials from the Administration and Congress, their state counterparts, clean energy industry leaders and the environmental community and energy consumers to forge clean energy solutions that benefit our economy and our environment drawing on the full range of options from renewable energy to transmission infrastructure to demand side solutions like energy efficiency.
With unemployment at 8.6 percent and our economy still struggling to gain momentum after the Great Recession, it’s clear that we need to do everything we can to provide more opportunities for Americans to find work. Central to this is building the power infrastructure that will enable growth, ultimately making our economy healthier.
“Once in a lifetime opportunity” is a cliché too often employed by bad infomercials, but I can honestly say that my Cloud County Community College internship has been just that.
A number of recent polls reveal strong public support for developing cleaner, cheaper, faster and safer forms of energy and that, moreover, this support bridges the partisan divide.
FERC Order 1000 is likely the most progressive clean energy action the federal government will take this year. Order 1000 will fundamentally improve the way new transmission lines are planned and paid for, resulting in thousands of miles of new lines that will bring renewable energy to your house.
We strongly support FERC’s proposal to improve the way the electric power grid is developed, planned, and paid for. Americans need a robust, modern grid to lower electricity prices and open up access to abundant yet largely untapped domestic clean energy resources; FERC’s rule could be a big step toward achieving those goals.
“The Wall Street Journal recently published an editorial, “The Great Transmission Heist,” that took a swing at renewable energy. That’s not surprising.”