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Legalize clean energy projects

Stephen Perkins writes about the need to modernize regulations in The Hill.

The C3 Take
  • The process to site and approve energy projects is hindering energy and climate goals.
  • Under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) it takes an average of 4.5 years and millions of dollars for a project to receive the necessary permits to begin construction.
  • For nuclear power the permitting and construction processes take an average of six and nine years, respectively.
  • To provide consumers with affordable and reliable power, while deploying modern and low-carbon technologies, lawmakers must modernize NEPA.

“We must legalize clean energy development. Through the removal of burdensome regulatory barriers and expediting the approval process, we will reduce emissions and fight climate change at a quicker rate than if we do not. Allowing decades of delays and millions of dollars in fees to stand in our way is unacceptable.”

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