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 Winter ’14. Each will be a regionally-focused discussion about political, economic and environmental issues surrounding transmission, such as siting, planning, and cost allocation.
by Dustin Thaler • Posted in Guest Bloggers • December 5th, 2013
This is a post originally written by Seth Kaplan, Vice President of Policy and Climate Advocacy at the Conservation Law Foundation. Dealing with the fundamental challenge of global warming and ending the direct and painful impact of fossil fuel-fired power plants on our communities and our families will mean systemic and systematic change to all […]read more
by Benjamin Springer • Posted in Uncategorized • November 4th, 2013
Americans for a Clean Energy Grid’s Ben Springer and John Jimison recently wrote an article (excerpted below) for the National Electrical Manufacturers Association. The piece outlined the opportunities for expanding electricity transmission, and the political challenges standing in the way. The full article can be accessed here. The scientific community has reached consensus that greenhouse […]read more
by Dustin Thaler • Posted in Guest Bloggers • October 23rd, 2013
Reposted from Midwest Energy News By Dan Haugen, 10/23/2013 For the large metal tower constructed on his land, one farmer will receive annual payments for as long as it stands. His neighbor, however, whose land is divided by a string of vertical structures, gets a more modest one-time payment. As a historic transmission build-out continues across the […]read more