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FERC Grid Clean Energy Rules Called Discriminatory By GOP Member

April 28, 2022, 6:40 PM

Federal energy regulators are moving to “bake in discrimination” against states that don’t have renewable energy goals by forcing them to participate in transmission line projects, Republican commissioner James Danly said Thursday.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s recent transmission rule, if finalized, could promote a “reckless build-out” of transmission solely to accommodate state policies that aim to increase supplies of solar, wind, hydropower, and other renewable energy generation, Danly told a conference of transmission developers in Nashville, Tenn.

The commission voted 4-1 on April 21 to advance the rule, which proposes to require transmission providers to conduct 20-year forward-looking studies ...