From Washington Examiner:

Conservatives say, though, that cutting red tape would benefit all types of infrastructure and energy projects, including in the clean energy sector.

“The current political climate presents an opportunity to reduce regulatory impediments to clean energy infrastructure that stimulate investment and enhance our fiscal outlook, such as overhauling environmental permitting, streamlining power plant interconnection and reforming transmission system planning, utilization, and siting practices,” said Devin Hartman, director of energy and environmental policy at the R Street Institute, a free-market think tank, in a statement to the Washington Examiner.

But Hartman cautioned lawmakers against pumping money into “politically popular projects,” saying they should instead opt for targeted, temporary relief.

“The COVID response is a multimonth issue, whereas addressing climate change requires improving our institutions and policies to enhance private-sector investment over decades,” he said.

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