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Three Fixes to Build Energy Projects Cleaner and Faster

Rich Powell of ClearPath writes in Scientific American on different ways to build energy projects faster and cleaner.

The C3 Take
  • Inefficient permitting is one of the biggest obstacles to the buildout of clean energy in the United States.
  • To reach the laudable goal of net-zero by 2050, the United States will need to reform its permitting process to allow projects to be completed in a timely and cost-effective manner.
  • Powell offers up three ways the the U.S. can do this including fast tracking projects with minimal impact, speeding up reviews of essential protections, and limiting legal actions.

“Here’s the good news: we can build cleaner and faster while keeping first-in-class environmental standards. It can be done. In fact, this construction must be done to meet this moment and face the climate crisis head on—and get clean power onto the grid.”

Read the full article here.

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