At least 44 California cities now automate permitting for residential rooftop solar projects, following passage of a state law last year requiring them to adopt a permitting platform.
The U.S. must double the number of transmission projects permitted and built each year to meet its clean energy potential, according to the NRDC.
Great River Energy
DOE announced $300 million in grants is available to states, local governments and tribes under its Transmission Siting and Economic Development Program.
The Department of Energy proposes a framework for faster, more efficient federal permitting of power transmission proposals.
Senate ENR Committee
Congress has been talking about changing permitting laws this year, but it’s still unclear whether the two parties will be able to strike a deal.
California lawmakers OK’d Gov. Newsom’s package of infrastructure bills to speed clean energy development, sending the measures to Newsom for his signature.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders reached a budget deal that includes most of Newsom's controversial energy infrastructure bills.
Debt deal limits page counts and time on environmental reviews under the National Environmental Policy Act, but other work remains, and frustrations surface.
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The bill to accelerate development of new transmission lines passed the state Senate on a vote of 36-0 and is now headed for the lower house.
Speaker Kevin McCarthy
A debt ceiling compromise reached by President Biden and House Speaker McCarthy would cut NEPA review times but would not roll back IRA climate provisions.
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