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New electricity transmission rules could have big impact on Southeast

Posted on AllSides May 14th, 2024
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The federal government adopted new rules Monday requiring electric utilities to be more transparent and proactive in planning the huge transmission lines that send power across their territories. Transmission is considered key to adding more renewable energy to the grid as fossil fuel-powered generation, particularly coal, is retired over the next decade. Stronger transmission across regions would also make the U.S. power supply more resilient to extreme temperatures and natural disasters, which scientists say are becoming more destructive as a result of climate change. The rules, issued by the Federal...

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