September 14, 2021

Biden’s Solar Plan Meets Same Questions as NJ’s Effort

Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

The nation is rapidly ramping up the share of electricity that comes from solar energy, so claims a blueprint announced last week by the Biden administration, in an effort to reduce one of the largest sources of greenhouse gases emissions. This has raised questions of feasibility and affordability, which may boil down to whether the federal government is willing to provide the funds to begin the expensive and long-delayed modernization of the electric grid.

“Ramping up solar this dramatically is possible, but it will call for supportive policies and robust investment in solar generation, the transmission grid and relevant technologies,’’ said Brian Murray, interim director of the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and director of the Duke University Energy Initiative, in an article for NJ Spotlight News.