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Clean-Energy Companies Urge Congress to Pass Siting, Permitting, and Transmission Reform

Power reports that clean energy companies are advocating for permitting reform.

The C3 Take
  • Nearly 200 solar and storage companies are urging Congress to reform the permitting process for energy projects in the U.S.
  • The group included recommendations to bring more projects online, which include creating project siting partnerships at all levels of government, fostering interagency cooperation, and building out transmission capacity.
  • Onerous regulations and permitting stifle innovation and hamstring American energy security.

“‘A lack of transmission capacity is the biggest barrier to the continued growth of the renewable industry,’ said David Mindham, director of regulatory affairs for EDP Renewables North America. ‘The proposed reforms will remove these barriers, creating thousands of new American manufacturing jobs and supporting local economies.'”

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