Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg Places where the sun shines bright and the wind blows hard aren’t always places where a lot of people live. High-voltage transmission lines are needed to bring electricity from renewable energy installations to the towns and cities where it’s consumed. […] Europe is way behind at 44GW, followed by South America at 22GW and India at 12GW. […] It’s a coalition that includes the American Wind Energy Association, whose members need more power lines to deliver their product, and Wires, the trade association of the transmission industry. […] James Hoecker, who chaired FERC under President Bill Clinton, told E&E News that “transmission is the lever” for increasing production of electricity from the sun and wind.
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