DOE Floats NEPA Exclusions For Clean Energy Storage, Transmission

November 17, 2023
The Department of Energy (DOE) is proposing to add and revise categorical exclusions (CEs) for some clean energy projects to avoid detailed National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review, offering streamlined procedures for certain clean energy storage systems, solar projects and transmission lines. DOE explains in a Nov. 16 Federal Register notice that it plans to “add a categorical exclusion for certain energy storage systems and revise categorical exclusions for upgrading and rebuilding transmission lines and for solar photovoltaic [PV]...

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