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Why regulatory hurdles need to be overcome for clean energy expansion

Rich Powell writes for the World Economic Forum about the need for permitting reform.

The C3 Take
  • Support for clean energy is broad and bipartisan, but its global deployment has been slow.
  • Outdated regulations are largely to blame and have increased costs and slowed down the construction of clean power projects.
  • Commonsense reforms like green lighting clean energy projects and reducing litigation would bring more firm, clean, dispatchable energy to the grid.
  • The U.S. and the rest of the world needs to embrace a culture of ‘yes’ to meet future energy demand while reducing emissions.

“By adopting a holistic approach that focuses on regulatory reform, reducing government bureaucracy, and moving away from abusive litigation practices, we can surmount the barriers hindering the transition towards a sustainable energy future.”

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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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