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Question 2: How can we best address reliability challenges while still making meaningful progress towards a cleaner energy system? Reply
"The "old" grid assumes there is variable demand and that the supply must be available to meet it. But the 'new' grid will have variable demand and supply with each adapting to the other. With this new paradigm and lower cost storage solutionsplus more distributed generationfuture electricity supply will be cheaper, cleaner, and more reliable." Dan Miller, The Roda Group
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"The only way around federal policy change is to build sufficient private market collaboration (consortiums, etc.) to develop 100s of new merchant transmission lines.... I’m working on developing a consortium for just such a private merchant transmission network...."
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Facts & Figures
Source: Energy Information Administration, "Today in Energy," Oct. 22, 2020, based on Genscape, Inc. (a Wood Mackenzie company). Note: Other represents a balancing item to reconcile monthly supply and consumption.

U.S. exports of natural gas to Mexico, almost all of which are transported by pipeline, have continued to increase in 2020. These increases have more than offset declines in Mexico’s imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and relatively smaller declines in Mexico’s domestic natural gas production.
Update from Congress

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Wed, Oct 21
  • Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the NEPA Legal Reform Act (S.4829) to make it harder for special interests to delay infrastructure projects.

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