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35 Percent of Western States' Power Could Come From Wind and Solar Energy

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According to the Western Wind and Solar Integration Study conducted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the vision of tapping into wind and solar energy to produce 35 percent of the Western States' electricity by 2017 is feasible.


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Tuesday June 8, 2010, 4:46 am
noted~ Thanks for sharing!!

pam w (139)
Tuesday June 8, 2010, 5:34 am
Let's all work for the day when this is NOT in the "offbeat" category and IS in the "business as usual" category!

pj dickenson (27)
Tuesday June 8, 2010, 5:13 pm
I lived in NM for 20 yrs and I'm sure the percentage would be higher there.

Patricia N (9)
Tuesday June 8, 2010, 5:39 pm
Righto Eli! Wouldn't that be great.

Anne Jo (12)
Tuesday June 8, 2010, 5:44 pm
Hope that green energy would be available and more efficient in very near future to help the world...

Shannon Wright (10)
Tuesday June 8, 2010, 5:50 pm
noted, thanks for the article!

Robert S (1)
Tuesday June 8, 2010, 9:16 pm
the potential for wind and solar energy is obvious. however, the region is dominated by coal junkies

Gail Lopez (65)
Wednesday June 9, 2010, 10:59 am
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