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Biden faces pressures to speed clean energy permitting without undercutting reviews

Abby Smith of the Washington Examiner writes that President Biden faces pressure to speed up permitting without undercutting reviews.

The C3 Take
  • In order to achieve their clean energy goals, the current administration must address the quagmire that is energy permitting.
  • Under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) energy projects can take up to five years to complete due to excessive litigation and permitting.
  • Contrary to the belief of many on the left, NEPA review slows down clean energy projects and disincentivizes private sector investment. In order to tackle climate change, this process must become more efficient.

“Renewable energy groups have complained that federal permitting has caused long project delays and cost increases for wind turbines and solar farms, as well as the transmission lines that carry renewable energy from where it is generated to population centers.”

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