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Everyone Wants to Build Green Energy Projects. What’s the Holdup?

Eric Niler writes in Wired about the holdups to clean energy development.

The C3 Take
  • Private sector interest in renewable and clean energy projects has been held up due to extensive regulations and supply chain crunches.
  • One of the biggest regulatory hurdles that developers must face is the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), which delays projects by years and wastes taxpayer dollars.
  • To reduce climate change’s impact, policymakers must modernize NEPA to allow our nation to build faster and cleaner.

“The length of time needed to get through the ‘interconnection queue’ and obtain the necessary impact studies and permits from each grid operator has risen from around 2.1 years for projects built in 2000-2010 to around 3.7 years for those built in 2011-2021, the study reported.”

Read the full article here.

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