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To make energy green, remove red tape

R Street’s Josiah Neeley writes in The Hill that in order to make energy green, Congress must first remove red tape.

The C3 Take
  • The newly released bipartisan infrastructure plan allocates significant funding to clean energy projects.
  • While financial investments are important to advancing clean energy, Congress should look first to reduce unnecessary regulations that impede progress.
  • In its current form, the infrastructure deal begins to address regulatory inefficiencies by streamlining the approval process for clean energy projects.

“Over the next month, the Senate will review several Biden administration infrastructure bills that would spend as much as $4.1 trillion. But money isn’t America’s biggest obstacle to building up clean infrastructure. An excess of governmental regulatory red tape is.”

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