Transmission and Jobs

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,

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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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ACEG Statement on the Moving Forward Act

The text of the Moving Forward Act was released this week and includes provisions that would modernize and expand our energy infrastructure for a clean energy future. Of particular note, the Moving Forward Act includes a provision that would require the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to initiate a rulemaking to increase the effectiveness of

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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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Congress Increasingly Sees Transmission as a Key Climate Solution

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

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Webinar: Experts Discuss Opportunities for Transmission in a Stimulus Plan

With national policy discussions taking place about stimulating the economy through infrastructure investment, transmission is getting some welcome attention. After the COVID-19 health emergency is under control, getting the economy moving will be a high priority. Transmission not only puts people to work directly, but major lines also enable job-creating generation projects to move forward

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