But opponents call it a hefty new tax and vow to strongly oppose its passage in the Senate.Reid is expected to introduce a revamped version of the bill in the Senate after the recess.Sure to be in that version, Reid said, is more support to build transmission lines to connect far-flung renewable Jordan 5 Pink Orange energy resources to urban centers. That issue was also highlighted at last year’s conference and at a session this winter in Washington, D.C.“I will not be satisfied with an energy bill unless it has a strong component that allows transmission,” Reid said. Steve Marcus Former U.S. President Bill Clinton is greeted by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid as he arrives to make an address at the National Clean Energy Summit 2.0 at UNLV. He said more than 7,000 miles of natural gas pipeline have been constructed in the past 10 years compared with just 600 miles of power lines, and harked back to when railroad lines were built to crisscross the country.The country has to confront the logistical challenge of renewable energy the same way it solved other problems, Reid said.Noting that railroad construction was facilitated by the power of condemnation and eminent domain, Reid said: “We have 120 some-odd agencies that have a stranglehold on our ability to move electricity.
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