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Regulatory overhaul is key to the clean energy transition

Devin Hartman of R Street writes in The Hill that regulatory overhaul is key to the clean energy transition.

The C3 Take
  • Archaic regulations are hindering the advancement of clean energy in the United States.
  • Flawed electricity market rules are creating backlogs for clean energy projects, and federal regulations such as the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) are delaying projects by years.
  • Instead of spending more money, Congress should look to spend its money more efficiently in order to speed up the clean energy transition. Regulatory reform would be a great place to start.

“The problem isn’t the private sector’s unwillingness to spend, but a regulatory structure that deters private investment and insulates incumbent utilities from competition.”

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