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Debt Ceiling Deal a Start, Bipartisan Clean Energy Permitting Reform Still Needed

Posted by Adam Winer on May 30, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 30, 2023 – With Congressional leaders and the White House coming to an agreement in principle over raising the national debt limit, Harrison Godfrey, Managing Director at Advanced Energy United, released the following statement:

“We’re relieved the Fiscal Responsibility Act doesn’t sacrifice the critical clean energy provisions secured by Congress last year that are on track to create new jobs, grow the advanced energy economy, and save consumers money.

This deal also includes some positive steps around permitting reform, including language that would require a lead federal agency for permitting processes, improve project timeline transparency, and create a more efficient environmental review process.

However, reforms to accelerate the construction of much-needed electric transmission and measures that would enable more domestic production, processing, and recycling of critical minerals while also supporting communities and preserving environmental protections are still sorely needed.

There is still an urgent need for comprehensive clean energy permitting reform, and we encourage lawmakers to end the fiscal cliff stand-off and return their attention to creating comprehensive, bipartisan reform.”

Last week, Advanced Energy United joined two other clean energy business associations in calling for the inclusion of bipartisan transmission permitting legislation

Click here to read Advanced Energy United's memo Policy Principles: Critical Minerals Mining, Reuse & Recycling.

Topics: Federal Policy, Press Releases, Harrison Godfrey