This article was originally published on March 06, 2016 on PRI and written by Adam Wernick. A new study from NOAA shows that, by building new high-tech transmission lines, the US could slash energy sector global warming emissions by 80 percent within 15 years, while keeping consumer costs low and meeting increased demand.
A new economic analysis finds that Midwestern households could save $65 – $200 per year if more wind were added to the power mix; savings far exceed cost of new transmission to tap wind in the Midwest.
The U.S. Department of Energy released its 2011 Strategic Plan on Wednesday, May 10th. The plan is a comprehensive roadmap for America’s energy future that examines the need to invest in the United States’ energy infrastructure to transition away from the fossil fuels of the past to the clean, renewable fuels of the future. The
Transmission lines can create 200,000 full-time jobs and spur $40 billion in annual economic activity, according to a new report.