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US Needs To Overhaul Grid To Boost Renewable Energy

The U.S. will need more long-haul interstate power lines to support the installation of large amounts of solar and wind energy in places where resources are abundant, industry experts tell Bloomberg, noting that additional power lines are critical to achieving any ambitions of zero-carbon energy sources in any U.S. state.

 

While the share of wind and solar power generation continues to set records, the U.S. urgently needs power transmission lines to take the electricity produced in the sunny Southwest or the windy Great Plains to the cities, analysts say.

 

“It’s going to be impossible to build new renewables in Kansas unless we do something with the grid,” Michael Skelly, who founded the now defunct Clean Line Energy Partners to build some transmission projects, told Bloomberg.

 

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