Research

EPA Clean Power Plan

The Clean Power Plan (CPP) will cut carbon pollution emissions from the nation’s power plants under the Clean Air Act. The CPP gives states flexibility in how to meet carbon emission limits, presenting opportunities to modernize the power grid and deploy more clean energy (including renewables) while reducing harmful emissions.  

Clean Power Plan Resources:

Renewable Energy Resources

Interwest Energy Alliance

Colorado Renewable Energy Fact Sheet (January 2014)

American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)

The Interwest Energy Alliance is a regional partner of AWEA, the national trade association for the U.S. wind industry. AWEA State Fact sheets:

Advanced Energy Economy (AEE)

The Interwest Energy Alliance is a regional partner of AEE, a national association of advanced energy companies who are making the global energy system more secure, clean, and affordable. 

Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE)

DSIRE is a comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewable energy and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University and is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.

Four Corners Wind Resource Center (http://www.fourcornerswind.org/)

The Four Corners Wind Resource Center (4CWRC) is comprised of three partner organizations (Utah Clean Energy, Interwest Energy Alliance, and Northern Arizona University). The 4CWRC works to engage, educate, and enlist wind energy stakeholders in the states of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, and Wyoming. The 4CWRC facilitates regional wind development by providing the most up-to-date and accurate information to those involved in wind energy decision making processes. Funding provided by U.S. Department of Energy through WINDExchange and the Utah Office of Energy Development.

U.S. National Laboratories