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.
On April 1, 2015, Americans for a Clean Energy Grid and The Utton Transboundary Resources Center hosted the Southwest Clean Energy Transmission Summit at the University of New Mexico, headlined by Senator Martin Heinrich. Click below to view videos and slides from the day!Click here to read more
by Bill White • Posted in General • August 27th, 2015
If you had to choose one word to sum up EPA’s 1570-page Clean Power Plan (CPP) Final Rule, released on August 3rd, “interconnected” would be it. According to EPA, the key to cutting the carbon footprint of America’s electric system by almost one third over the next 15 years is the nation’s interconnected high voltage […]read more
by Bill White • Posted in General • July 17th, 2015
Powering everything in America with renewable energy by 2050 – including transportation – is economically and technically feasible using existing and proven technologies, according to a new study by Mark Jacobson and colleagues at Stanford University. As scientific evidence grows that avoiding catastrophic climate change impacts might actually require the U.S. and other countries around […]read more
by Bill White • Posted in Cross-post • July 10th, 2015
This article was written by Bill White and John Jimison and was originally published on Greentech Media. In the two years since we outlined how smarter transmission policy could accelerate and reduce clean energy costs in America’s Power Plan, evidence continues to mount that robust high-voltage transmission networks are indispensable to a clean energy future. […]read more