Powering the grid.

As the U.S. Congress prepares to leave town for the holidays, E&E News reports on bipartisan efforts to streamline permitting and modernizing the nation's grid to handle the influx of renewables.

The question is whether an agreement will be reached on permitting or the power grid. Either way, Congress needs to act urgently, given how many clean energy projects are waiting to be connected.

Amena H. Saiyid

Washington D.C. Correspondent