Western Governors launched the Clean and Diversified Energy Initiative with the adoption of a resolution that established three important goals for the West:
Develop an additional 30,000 megawatts of clean energy by 2015 from both traditional and renewable sources
Achieve a 20% increase in energy efficiency by 2020
Ensure a reliable and secure transmission grid for the next 25 years.
The Clean and Diversified Energy Advisory Committee (CDEAC) was commissioned by the Western Governors to identify technically and financially viable policy mechanisms, stressing non-mandatory, incentive-based approaches, to meet the goals established in the Governors' resolution. This is the 2006 report.
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