Infrastructure was frequently discussed during the Trump Administration as a topic where Democrats and Republicans might have a shared interest. That should also be true going into the Biden Administration.

To explore the larger topic of infrastructure and climate change in the Climate Web, you can start with this Index Entry.

One infrastrutucture initiative with particularly notable climate change benefits would be a High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) SuperGrid.

An HVDC SuperGrid could play a major role in promoting a national and global low carbon transition by advancing multiple objectives:

  • The integration of more renewable energy into utility mixes
  • A less costly alternative to constructing local storage for intermittent resources
  • The electrification of the transportation sector, starting with the rail sector.
  • The economic development of tribal lands in the United States
  • Access to hydrogen

To explore the Supergrid idea in much more detail, start with this curated EntryPoint into the Climate Web:

Entry2: A Supergrid for a Low Carbon Transition