This event brings together key Federal officials from the Administration and Congress, their state counterparts, clean energy industry leaders and the environmental community and energy consumers to forge clean energy solutions that benefit our economy and our environment drawing on the full range of options from renewable energy to transmission infrastructure to demand side solutions like energy efficiency.
The EPA bid farewell to 2011 by permanently closing a long chapter in the history of our nation’s electric grid and opening a new one. The agency’s new rules restricting mercury and other toxic emissions will shutter some of our nation’s oldest, dirtiest, and wasteful coal and oil-fired power plants and move us toward a cleaner, safer and smarter electricity system.
Earlier this month, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) ordered the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) – a federal agency responsible for the sale and transmission of wholesale electricity in eight Western states – to revise its practices that were creating an un-level playing field for wind power seeking access to the grid.
The Great Plains states – from North Dakota to Texas – have been called the Saudi Arabia of wind. As much electricity could be generated every year from wind in those states as the United States consumes as a whole. The trick is getting that enormous energy potential to market.
Americans for a Clean Energy Grid’s Bill White published an article in Gristtoday: The dirty little secret behind the ‘transmission debate’ The United States is fortunate to have some of the richest and most diverse renewable energy resources in the world — wind in the Great Plains, solar in the Southwest, and even more wind
On Thursday, October 21, the National Clean Energy Transmission Initiative (NCETI) hosted its second major forum on clean energy transmission in Des Moines, Iowa. Co-hosted with the Iowa Environmental Council, ITC Holdings, Wind on the Wires, the American Wind Energy Association, Fresh Energy, and the Environmental Law and Policy Center, the forum brought together state
Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Joe Lieberman (I-CT) announced a draft climate and energy bill today titled “The American Power Act.” The draft, which initially targets utilities only, puts limits on global warming pollution that aim to cut national greenhouse gas pollution levels 17 percent by 2020, and 83 percent by 2050. You can read