Clearing the Path for Permitting Reform
Americans rightly expect the lights to turn on at the flip of a switch, but the electric utilities responsible for powering our homes and businesses must wait years for the permits required to maintain, update, and upgrade our nation’s complex energy infrastructure system.
For example, it can take eight to ten years to relicense a hydro-electric dam. Building new high-voltage, long-distance transmission lines can take ten years or more. And to reach net-zero emissions goals by 2050, the U.S. invested just under $50 billion in 2022 in new clean energy technologies, but the stagnant permitting process prevents expedient action on those renewable projects.
Without urgent Congressional action to reform the permitting process, America’s ability to benefit from reliable, affordable and clean energy is at risk. Listen to LPPC members to learn more.