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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.

Check out our new series of regional transmission webinars, running from Fall ’13 to Fall ’14. Each will be a regionally-focused discussion about political, economic and environmental issues surrounding transmission, such as siting, planning, and cost allocation.

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Cross-post: How new transmission will bring Wyoming wind to California

by Dustin Thaler • Posted in Cross-post • September 12th, 2014

This piece was originally posted in Utility Dive on September 10, 2014, written by Herman K. Trabish. The national energy mix is changing and new transmission is helping make it all possible. Utilities from National Grid to Arizona Public Service are proposing renewables projects made increasingly practical and cost effective by affordable and flexible U.S. natural […]

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Cross-post: What happened to that national high voltage transmission system?

by Dustin Thaler • Posted in Cross-post • September 2nd, 2014

This is a cross-post of an article written on 9/2/14 by Herman K. Trabish in Utility Dive. Once-bold calls for national high-capacity transmission to harvest abundant but remote U.S. wind, solar, and geothermal resources are now a distant whisper. But some developers are still pioneering upgrades for a fragile, somewhat balkanized electricity delivery system. “You […]

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Slate of FERC Orders and Court Decisions Will Impact Grid

by Dustin Thaler • Posted in General • August 11th, 2014

  In Washington’s summer months, when it rains, it pours. There has been a slate of recent activity on the U.S. electric grid, some coming down as official FERC Orders, others coming down as court decisions. Some of these decisions have been positive developments for a U.S. shift towards a cleaner electricity grid, some of […]

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