DOE Official Cites Current Grid Authorities To Achieve Climate Goals

June 30, 2021
A senior Department of Energy (DOE) official says the department can do a lot with existing authority to bolster power transmission needed for the Biden administration’s climate goals, even as the White House and lawmakers are looking at various options to expand such authority to site new lines to integrate renewables. “We can do a lot with the existing authorities we have,” acting DOE Office of Electricity chief Patricia Hoffman told a House energy subcommittee at a June 29 hearing...

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