To get realistic about transmission infrastructure, stakeholder participation and process will need to be centered
- Sep 10, 2021 5:12 pm GMT
We have big dreams and big goals about a renewable and net-zero carbon energy future in the U.S. However, to reach the scale that is necessary to at least slow the progression of human-caused climate change, we need the infrastructure in place to deliver the energy produced by solar panels and wind farms and geothermal plants.
Transmission has enjoyed a boost as a topic of conversation in this renewable energy future. Biden has outlined major investments in updating out old and inefficient transmission lines. However, a new report out of the D.C.-based Niskanen Center highlights that although the conversation around transmission has been about the three Ps—planning, permitting and paying—another two Ps need to enter the fray: participation and process.
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