New Grid Is Key For Green Energy: Experts, Utilities

Law360, New York (March 2, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The federal government must have the authority to map out a modern transmission grid in order to meet the nation's renewable energy goals, advocates, experts and representatives for power utilities told the U.S. Senate at a committee hearing Thursday.

The U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources held a hearing to examine two proposed bills that would give the federal government more authority to site electricity transmission facilities.

The acting chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, John Wellinghoff, told the committee that a national...
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