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The Politics of and Opportunity for Permitting Reform

Alex Flint writes in RealClearEnergy about the need to implement permitting reform.

The C3 Take
  • America’s inefficient permitting process is delaying energy, economic, and climate progress.
  • Permitting backlogs disproportionately impact clean energy projects, slowing down deployment by an average of 4.5 years.
  • Similar regulatory hurdles at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission have increased costs for nuclear power and effectively stalled innovation.
  • Bipartisan consensus is beginning to form around the need to modernize permitting to reach our energy and economic goals.

“Some in Congress do not like expedited processes, and these days U.S. politics is a gordian knot.  But we cannot be satisfied with the status quo, nor can we afford to not build new, better things. There is an opportunity for permitting reform. We just need to take it.”

Read the full article here.

The views and opinions expressed are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of C3.

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