Biden administration launches ‘Building a Better Grid’ to clean up the U.S. electric grid

With its climate legislation in limbo, the Biden administration intends to accelerate the U.S.’s transition to a clean power grid.

The Biden administration announced plans to upgrade the power grid and use public lands and waters for clean energy initiatives.

The White House said it would allocate billions toward projects that lead to the construction of more wind, solar and geothermal energy across the U.S.

To make this happen, the Department of Energy is rolling out its Building a Better Grid initiative. The initiative earmarks $2.5 billion for new and improved transmission lines that will be crucial in getting renewable power to communities.

Another $3 billion will go towards smart grid technologies to make homes more energy-efficient and reduce pressure on the grid while balancing the flow of these intermittent sources.

The administration is also commissioning new national studies to inform its deployment of thousands of miles of additional transmission lines.


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