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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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Quadrennial Energy Review on Nationwide Tour of Public Meetings

by Dustin Thaler • Posted in General • July 3rd, 2014

The American public has the opportunity to influence the Administration’s Quadrennial Energy Review. Please read through the following to see how you can provide public or written comment in any number of cities throughout the Summer months. Initiated in the opening days of 2014, the Department of Energy (DOE) and other agencies are now significantly […]

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Transmission Lines to Transport Texas Wind Power to Other States

by Dustin Thaler • Posted in General • June 10th, 2014

This post was contributed by Stephanie Dula, Community Manager at SaveOnEnergy. June 10, 2014 For more than a century, Texas has practically had its own energy infrastructure. In fact, it’s the only state that has its own power grid, the Texas Interconnected System. The rest of the country shares power resources on two different power […]

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The Polar Vortex and the Power Grid: What really happened and why the grid will remain reliable without soon-to-retire coal plants

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

This piece is cross-posted from The Sustainable FERC Project’s blog. Apr 29, 2014 by John Moore and Allison Clements In the grip of the “Polar Vortex,” much of the nation experienced an extremely cold winter. The good news is that despite record electricity demand and some of the coldest weather in 20 years, power companies […]

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