The GOP no longer loves power lines. That's bad for Biden's climate goals.
In 2005, President George W. Bush declared that “new technologies such as superconducting power lines can help us bring our electrical grid into the 21st century.”
A lot has changed since then. For one thing, “We Belong Together” by Mariah Carey is no longer No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. For another, Republicans have become a lot less enthusiastic about long-distance power lines, complicating President Biden’s climate agenda.
The debt ceiling bill, which passed the Senate last night, is a prime example of this trend. Democrats and the White House pushed for the bill to include provisions that would...