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Western Grid 2050: Contrasting Futures, Contrasting Fortunes

July 31, 2011

Aspen Environmental Group

Carl Linvill, John Candelaria, Ashley Spalding


This report examines two very different energy futures western states can choose to build with $200 billion investment in electric infrastructure over the next 20 years: Business as Usual (BAU); or Clean Electricity Vision (CEV) trajectory.

The Department of Energy's Office of Electricity (OE) recognizes that our nation's sustained economic prosperity, quality of life, and global competitiveness depends on an abundance of secure, reliable, and affordable energy resources. OE leads the Department of Energy's efforts to ensure a resilient, and flexible electricity system in the United States. Learn more about OE >>

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