ACORE Statement on House Approval of H.R. 1

Statement From Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE):

“Energy legislation must have broad bipartisan support to have any real chance of enactment this Congress. And any truly comprehensive permitting bill needs to help streamline the nation’s unworkable approval process for electric transmission lines. Today, the average transmission project takes well over a decade from announcement to completion, a staggering length of time that is nowhere close to the speed at which transmission must be built if we have any hope of meeting our climate targets. It is telling that virtually no interregional transmission lines have been built in the last decade, despite their critical importance to grid reliability and resilience. Permitting reform should be designed to rapidly accelerate interstate transmission deployment, and we remain hopeful Congress can negotiate a bipartisan, bicameral solution this year.”


About ACORE:

For more than 20 years, the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) has been the nation’s premier pan-renewable nonprofit organization. ACORE unites finance, policy and technology to accelerate the transition to a renewable energy economy. For more information, please visit

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