ACEG Applauds the Senate Passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

Washington, D.C. (August 11, 2021) — On Tuesday, August 10, 2021, The U.S. Senate passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act in a historic 69-30 bipartisan vote. The bill includes several provisions to improve interregional transmission policy and develop the high-voltage transmission capacity necessary to achieve a modern power system and a modern economy. However,

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Gramlich Statement on FERC Transmission Planning Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

Washington, D.C. (July 15, 2021) — On July 15, 2021, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANOPR) inviting the public to comment on “potential reforms to improve transmission planning and cost allocation and generator interconnection processes as the nation transitions to a cleaner energy future.” The ANOPR seeks comments

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ACEG Joins Coalition in Support of Section 1005 & 1006 of the Senate Energy Infrastructure Act Discussion Draft

Washington, D.C. (July, 6, 2021) — On July 6, 2021, Americans for a Clean Energy Grid joined a broad coalition in support of Section 1005 (Siting of Interstate Electric Transmission Facilities) and Section 1006 (Rulemaking to Increase the Effectiveness of Interregional Transmission Planning) of the Energy Infrastructure Act discussion draft. In a letter to Senator

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Gramlich Testifies Before House Committee on Energy and Commerce on the Need for Transmission Infrastructure Policy

Washington, D.C. (June 29, 2021) — On June 29, 2021, Americans for a Clean Energy Grid Executive Director Rob Gramlich testified before the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee on the need for transmission infrastructure policy. To watch the full hearing, titled, “The CLEAN FUTURE Act and Electric Transmission: Delivering Clean Power to the

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ACEG Applauds Rep. Kathy Castor’s Bill to Expand Access to Clean Energy & Reduce Grid Congestion

Washington, D.C. (June 22, 2021) — On Tuesday, June 22, 2021 Representative Kathy Castor (D-FL) introduced the Efficient Interconnection Act of 2021. The bill seeks to eliminate transmission interconnection queue congestion, allowing more clean energy to connect to the grid and providing families across the country access to more affordable energy. “This bill addresses a

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ACEG Applauds the Senate Special Committee on the Climate Crisis Report

Washington D.C. (August 25, 2020) — Today the Senate Special Committee on the Climate Crisis released their Minority Staff Report, “The Case for Climate Action: Building a Clean Economy for the American People.” ACEG is glad that transmission was included in the final Senate report. Notable provisions from the full report include: “A more unified national grid with

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New FERC Report on Barriers and Opportunities for High Voltage Transmissions

This week the “Report on Barriers and Opportunities for High Voltage Transmission” was publicly released. The document, which was prepared by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and addressed to both House and Senate Appropriations Committees, highlights the opportunities that highways and rail have moving forward as potential transportation corridors. We strongly encourage that the Department

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