Sen. Reid Proposes to Rapidly Grow Transmission Lines


Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced on Monday that he will introduce legislation this week to redevelop the nation’s electric transmission lines.  Reid made the announcement while attending the National Clean Energy Project with other green giants like Al Gore, T. Boone Pickens, and Bill Clinton. 

The intent of the bill is to make it easier to carry renewable energy from the remote areas where renewable energy is often generated to the urban population centers.

“My legislation will require the President to designate renewable energy zones with significant clean energy generating potential. Then, a massive planning effort will begin in all the interconnection areas of the country to maximize the use of that renewable potential by building new transmission capacity. If that process falters, then the federal government would be given clear authority to keep it going and get that new transmission built on schedule,” Reid said.

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