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Edward Hild, principal in the firm's Federal Government Relations group, is quoted in the Utility Dive article, "Accelerated renewables deployment, electrification critical to cutting carbon emissions 50% by 2030, EPRI finds."

With an influx of $65 billion for new transmission lines on its way from the bipartisan infrastructure packaged passed last week, new transmission lines are "hopefully going to come online sooner rather than later," said Edward Hild, a principal in the government relations practice at the lawfirm Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney. The next challenge, he said, will be dispersing those funds in a timely manner. If energy prices do rise too sharply, he said, it could generate public backlash against future climate ambitions.

"For all of this to happen, everything has to fall into place," Hild said. "And I think we've all seen that this will be difficult."