Statement From Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy:
“We applaud the Biden-Harris Administration on taking several bold actions today to deliver the clean energy Americans want and deserve, including a historic offshore lease auction, a multi-agency effort to expedite project reviews and a new initiative to facilitate transmission expansion.
"The President’s record-breaking wind lease auction of more than 480,000 offshore acres in New York and New Jersey represents an important step toward meeting the administration’s ambitious goals. This action charts a path forward for deploying 30 GW of offshore wind by the end of the decade while creating thousands of good-paying jobs.
“New efforts to improve inter-agency coordination and prioritize the review of renewable energy projects located on public lands will ensure the American people benefit from the best solar and wind resources this country has to offer through affordable and reliable renewable power.
“The new Building a Better Grid Initiative, enabled by the recently-passed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, will unlock the potential of America’s clean energy economy by catalyzing the nationwide buildout of the long-distance, high-voltage transmission lines we need to decarbonize the power grid and reduce costs for consumers.”
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