Clean Energy Transmission: The Missing Link

I recently wrote an article for Sustainable Business Oregon that you might be interested in reading. In it, I discuss the need for additional transmission lines to link renewable energy sources from the point of generation (which is usually located far from American cities) to the homes and businesses that use the electricity. New transmission

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Cyber Security: How the GRID Act Keeps Us Safe

Jeff Stein works with David Gardiner & Associates in Washington, DC. Recent threats to our electric grid, along with numerous studies, have highlighted the possibility of attacks on our electric grid infrastructure and the need for stronger grid defense. Just as the balkanization of transmission policies, specifically siting and cost allocation, inhibit our potential to

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NCETI Hosts Clean Transmission Conference in Portland, Oregon

The Energy Future Coalition’s National Clean Energy Transmission Initiative (NCETI), along with the Renewable Northwest Project, Climate Solutions, and the Northwest Energy Coalition, hosted a conference last Wednesday in Portland, Oregon focused on the issues of, and potential solutions to, the development of clean energy transmission within the United States. The conference highlighted the importance

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Update from Capitol Hill: Draft Transmission Bill from Rep. Sensenbrenner

Representative James Sensenbrenner (R-Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin) recently released a discussion draft of a bill to amend the Federal Power Act to require regional transmission plans.   A brief summary of the highlights follows. FERC, in consultation with electric reliability organizations, transmission operators, transmission owners and states, must designate one or more regions in both the

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