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Understanding Scale, Conserving Land

Watts & Acres | If we maximize deployment of energy efficiency programs, rooftop solar installations and other local clean energy measures, how much large-scale wind, solar and geothermal generation and transmission will be needed, to replace retired coal plants? How much land, and what kinds of environmental impact will this renewable generation development require?

WCEA’s Clean Energy Vision is intended to help build shared understanding of the scale and dynamics of the development that transition to a cleaner and more secure energy future require.”

Coming soon to this page:

  1. WRA “Watts & Acres” paper (to be published in January);
  2. Kevin Sweeney’s PowerPoint slideshow;
  3. RETI/California Energy Commission Net Short calculation