States' Green Goals May Fuel Clean Energy Land-Use Fights
Charlotte Corporate Member Joe Fernandez was quoted in the Law360 article titled, “States' Green Goals May Fuel Clean Energy Land-Use Fights,” which was published on August 5.
Local restrictions on large-scale projects are already a primary obstacle to getting more solar panel arrays, wind turbines and transmission lines in the ground, yet a push by states to adopt increasingly aggressive clean energy requirements means land-use issues will only grow thornier.
Fernandez states, "If the transmission lines aren't already there, especially as projects get larger and they need some of the higher-voltage lines to be close, that's another issue. You can't ship electricity everywhere efficiently, and we're still talking about building it where it's close to where it's used."
The full article can be viewed here.