Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Western Governors study on renewable energy zones

From the Casper Star-Tribune:

The Western Governors' Association is working to identify the windiest and sunniest areas of the West -- in other words, those areas best suited for major renewable energy projects. Working with the Department of Energy, the Governors' Association this week released a draft study naming areas that contain the most potential for development of renewable energy sources, also including geothermal and hydropower. The study says renewable energy projects could generate more than 235,000 megawatts of energy in the 12 western states, Mexico's Baja California and the Canadian provinces of British Columbia and Alberta. Association officials say the "Western Renewable Energy Zone" project is intended to bring more renewable energy online by facilitating the construction of transmission lines between resource areas and population centers. The project is soliciting public comment on its early findings...

No comments: