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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 Winter ’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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Strange Bedfellows: Environmental Groups, Transmission Developers Working Together on Renewable Energy Projects

by Dustin Thaler • Posted in Cross-post • April 16th, 2014

This post was originally featured on Morning Consult on April 13th, 2014. by Emily Holden A continual uptick in renewable energy production has created a conundrum for environmental advocates. While wind turbines and solar panels do not create air pollution like traditional energy sources, they often require construction of hundreds of miles of power lines to transmit […]

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U.S. wind energy output breaks records, thanks to transmission upgrades and new wind development

by Dustin Thaler • Posted in Cross-post • April 11th, 2014

This piece was originally posted by the American Wind Energy Association on their website on April 3rd, 2014. Washington, D.C., — Wind energy is breaking records across the U.S., thanks to long-needed transmission upgrades that are relieving congestion on the power grid and allowing more clean energy to reach consumers. Last week, a new record was […]

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Southern Co. sees high costs of wind imports with Entergy joining MISO

by Dustin Thaler • Posted in Cross-post • March 20th, 2014

The following is a cross-post from an article written in SNL Energy on 3/18/14 by Esther Whieldon. By Esther Whieldon Entergy Corp.‘s recent integration into Midcontinent Independent System Operator Inc. appears to be making it quite expensive for Southern Co. to import wind from the West, according to Southern’s general manager of transmission policy and services, John Lucas. Southern imports up […]

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