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
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
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.
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
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
WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 22, 2020)—Americans for a Clean Energy Grid (ACEG), a diverse coalition of interests focused on the need to expand, integrate, and modernize the North American high-voltage grid, has named a new Executive Director. John Jimison is retiring from the Executive Director position and is handing over the position to Rob Gramlich, an
“When you look at the resource transformations of the last 20 years since Order 2000, I don’t believe any of those transformations could have been accomplished in the same way without the regional markets and the regional planning and operation of the transmission system.” – Cheryl A. LaFleur, FERC Chairman 2014-15 “I would love
WASHINGTON, DC (December 20, 2019)—Americans for a Clean Energy Grid (ACEG) applauds Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM) for introducing the Interregional Transmission Improvement Act of 2019 (S. 3109). The bill will help bolster the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) planning process for identifying transmission projects across regions that provide economic, reliability, operational, and public policy benefits.