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
By Beth Soholt, Executive Director of the Clean Grid Alliance (CGA) On July 28, 2020, Beth Soholt testified before the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis on behalf of the Clean Grid Alliance, the American Council on Renewable Energy, and Americans for a Clean Energy Grid. Below is a copy of her testimony. Good
This week the Trump Administration announced two nominations for the U.S. Federal and Regulatory Commission (FERC), Mark C. Christie, of Virginia, and Allison Clements, of Ohio. Americans for a Clean Energy Grid (ACEG) Executive Director, Rob Gramlich stated that “We are thrilled to see that President Trump has nominated Allison Clements and Mark Christie to
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,
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