New Report Identifies 22 Shovel Ready Regional and Interregional Transmission Projects: Lines Would Unlock Renewable Energy Capacity, Create 1.2 Million Jobs, Spur Economic Development, and Increase Grid Resilience

EMBARGOED UNTIL TUESDAY, APRIL 27, 2021 AT 12:01 AM EST WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 27, 2021) – A new report released today identifies 22 shovel ready, high-voltage transmission projects across the country that, if constructed, would create approximately 1,240,000 American jobs and lead to 60,000 megawatts (MW) of new renewable energy capacity, increasing American’s wind and

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ACEG Commends Senator Heinrich for the Introduction of the Transmission Investment Tax Credit

Washington, D.C. (March 26, 2021) — On Friday, March 26, 2021, Senator Heinrich (D-NM) reintroduced the Electric Power Infrastructure Improvement Act to establish a tax credit for interregional transmission lines. The investment tax credit would immediately stimulate the types of transmission projects that are not moving forward today, and which are needed to grow clean

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Coalition Calls on FERC to Strengthen Regional and Interregional Transmission Planning

WASHINGTON, D.C.  (January 27, 2021) – A bipartisan group of nine former Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairs joined with transmission and renewable industry leaders earlier today to discuss and comment on a proposal to significantly expand the nation’s transmission capacity to properly support a reliable, affordable, and clean power system. The report, “Planning for

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New Report Finds Current Transmission Interconnection Process Unworkable and Inefficient, Raising Energy Costs for Customers and Stifling Job Creation

Washington, D.C. (January 12, 2021) — A report released today shows that the current system for interconnecting generators to the transmission grid is unworkable and inefficient, creating a backlog of unbuilt energy projects. These lengthy interconnection queues have resulted in increased electricity costs for consumers, delayed rural economic development and job creation, and an added

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New Report from ACEG Finds that Expanded Transmission in the Eastern U.S. Creates More Jobs, Lowers Consumer Costs, and Reduces Carbon Emissions

WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 28, 2020) – Today Americans for a Clean Energy Grid (ACEG) released their report “Consumer, Employment, and Environmental Benefits of Electricity Transmission Expansion in the Eastern United States” which finds that expanding and modernizing the transmission grid in the region will access low-cost, remote renewable energy and create millions of jobs, lower

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ACEG Applauds the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis for Recognizing the Importance of Upgrading and Expanding Transmission Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 30, 2020)—Today the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis released their Majority Staff Report, “Solving the Climate Crisis: The Congressional Action Plan for a Clean Energy Economy and a Healthy, Resilient, and Just America.” “Americans for a Clean Energy Grid applauds the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis for recognizing

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Macro Grid Initiative Launches to Expand and Upgrade America’s Transmission Network

New Program Promotes Investment in 21st Century Transmission Infrastructure to Enhance Reliability, Improve Efficiency and Deliver More Low-Cost Clean Energy WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) and Americans for a Clean Energy Grid (ACEG) today launched the Macro Grid Initiative to build support for expanding and upgrading the nation’s transmission network.

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