The rather thin justification offered is that some of the power the transmission line will carry will come from renewables.
Unless something major changes in the price of renewables, I expect that pattern to continue for the indefinite future.
We will support nuclear and renewables but phase out subsidies once an industry is on its feet.
DB: Was there ever the idea to consolidate and create one global trustmark for all renewables?
Leverage public dollars with private investment through a Green Bank to promote energy-efficiency and renewables.
Relating to a natural resource, such as solar energy, water, or wood, that is never used up or that can be replaced by new growth. Resources that are dependent on regrowth can sometimes be depleted beyond the point of renewability, as when the deforestation of land leads to desertification or when a commercially valuable species is harvested to extinction. Pollution can also make a renewable resource such as water unusable in a particular location. Compare nonrenewable.