Full Title: Transmission Stalled: Siting Challenges for Interregional Transmission
Author(s): Liza Reed
Publisher(s): Niskanen Center
Publication Date: April 14, 2021
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In this policy brief we describe how a climate-resilient grid will deliver aggregate national benefits beyond that which are realizable by individual states. We then use recent cases to illustrate how state-based siting and permitting policies are incompatible with development of interstate transmission lines. Finally, by examining the patchwork of available federal authorities, we make the case for congressional action to grant primary siting authority to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for high-capacity interstate transmission lines.