US Clean Energy Goals Hinge on Faster Permitting

Building renewable energy and transmission projects in the U.S. at the speed and scale the climate crisis requires will require reforms to the way they’re sited and permitted —  at the federal, state and local levels. The current timeframes needed to permit, build and interconnect systems are not aligned with the Biden administration’s target of decarbonizing the power sector by 2035. To reach this goal and mitigate the worst impacts of climate change, the U.S. must  double or triple the level of renewable energy deployment and double the expansion of transmission.

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