Americans for a Clean Energy Grid support policies that will modernize the nation’s electric power network and unlock clean energy and economic opportunities across the country. The backbone of a clean electricity system and a strong economy is a resilient and reliable transmission grid. Smart state and federal policies that improve the way the grid is developed, planned, and paid for will help it become a more robust, reliable, and secure network that supports expansion of renewable energy, competitive power markets, energy efficiency, and lower costs for consumers.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) just released a new rule that will help regions more strategically plan and pay for updates to our electric grid. This rule will ensure more Americans have access to low cost, cleaner sources of power.Click here to read more
by Dustin Thaler • Posted in General • May 9th, 2013
Adding more wind power to the grid in the PJM region can lower gas and coal consumption and reduce regional wholesale energy market prices, saving nearly $7 billion per year in the mid-2020s, according to a new study conducted by Synapse Energy Economics on behalf of Americans for a Clean Energy Grid. The report found [...]read more
by Dustin Thaler • Posted in General • February 22nd, 2013
The following is a letter written by former Chairman of FERC and member of Americans for a Clean Energy Grid Jim Hoecker to the Wall Street Journal in response to an article called “The Wind Power Tax.” The letter was published in the WSJ and is cross-posted here. February 21st, 2013 Your editorial “The Wind [...]read more
by Dustin Thaler • Posted in General • February 19th, 2013
Anti-Renewable Fever has the Wall Street Journal Opposing Competitive Markets by Bill White, February 19, 2013 It’s been a difficult flu season, but even the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) did not see this coming: an anti-renewable energy fever so severe that the editors of the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) are now opposing policies that [...]read more