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Clean Energy Needs More Electricity Transmission Lines

Author(s): Liza Reed
Electricity Transmission Research Manager
Niskanen Center
Date: November 9, 2022 at 2:24 PM

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) invests $369 billion in climate and energy security, including tax credits for clean energy generation. Despite the hefty price tag, it does little to fix how we build the energy infrastructure needed to bring generated power to consumers. The IRA and 2021’s bipartisan infrastructure law combined constitute just a fraction of the policy changes we need for a clean energy economy. Lack of necessary transmission is already a bottleneck in bringing more clean energy online and has catastrophic consequences in extreme weather. Without more interstate transmission, decarbonization will be slower and more expensive. We must… [more]

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Net-Zero Needs a Clean Hydrogen Catalyst: The Case for Nuclear Hydrogen

Author(s): Carlos Leipner
Director of Global Nuclear Energy Strategy
Clean Air Task Force
Date: October 18, 2022 at 12:36 PM

Once again, the Atlantic hurricane season has demonstrated the impacts of climate change. Hurricane Ian made landfall in Florida as a category 4 storm in late September. It rapidly intensified to a “500-year flood event,” per Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, leveling communities, leaving millions without power, killing an untold number of people, and likely leaving behind billions of dollars in property damage. This follows a year of droughts, wildfires, and unrelenting heat. Clearly, the climate crisis is here. But we have answers to that crisis if we are willing to use them. Governments at all levels are already working towards… [more]

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