Subjects: Energy Efficiency, News, Renewable Energy

The status quo vs a cleaner energy future

Posted on September 6, 2011

If things continue as they are now, a new report concludes, by 2050 the Western states will be using a lot more coal-fired power and natural gas than they would if companies invested the same amount of money in renewables, energy conservation and a more flexible grid.

Clean energy advocates released a report on August 24 examining what the Western power grid could look like in 2050 under two scenarios: 1. the region continues business as usual, or 2. new policies drive more investment in clean energy.

Read the full article online at Oregon Public Broadcasting.