ACP Statement on House Passage of Debt Ceiling Bill

Press Release

May 31 2023

WASHINGTON D.C., May 31, 2023 The American Clean Power Association’s (ACP) CEO Jason Grumet today released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives advanced a bill to suspend the nation’s debt limit through January 1, 2025, containing certain permitting reforms: 

“Tonight’s vote was necessary to avoid a default on the nation’s debt and avoid a self-inflicted wound on the American economy and the number of trickle-down impacts—to consumers and entire industries—that would follow. 

“And while ACP is appreciative of the steps taken to include much-needed reforms to improve efficiency of the permitting process for clean energy projects, it’s critical that Congress build upon these initial steps and tackle comprehensive, meaningful reform to improve our nation’s clean power transmission capabilities and bring about the clean energy future America needs.  

“Clean power has become an indispensable source of electricity generation throughout the U.S. with the majority of electricity generation added to the grid last year coming from wind, solar, and battery storage. But if that clean power can’t reach families and businesses who need it due to unnecessary delays and hurdles in connecting it to America’s power grid, we will fail to meet our nation’s economic, national security and climate imperatives.” 

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