National Environmental Policy Act Implementing Regulations Revisions, Phase 2
Council on Environmental Quality, CEQ-2023–0003
COMMENTS OF THE AMERICAN COUNCIL ON RENEWABLE ENERGY
The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) appreciates the opportunity to provide comments on the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) proposed revisions to its regulations for implementing the procedural provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
ACORE generally supports these proposed revisions and offers comments on areas of improvement or additional clarity.
These comments focus on the need for an extensive buildout of renewable energy, storage and associated transmission infrastructure and do not address the use of NEPA for other categories of projects. ACORE recognizes that reforms to NEPA are a key component of the needed expansion of the renewable energy and transmission infrastructure to achieve the full benefit of the Inflation Reduction Act and Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, among other policies.