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Western futures: A look into the patterns of land use and future development in the American west

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Year
2005

Citation

Travis, W., Theobald, D.M., Mixon, G.W., and Dickinson, T.W., 2005, Western futures: A look into the patterns of land use and future development in the American west: Center of the American West.

Summary

As electricity demand increases, policymakers must make decisions about which energy resources will meet future demands. Much of the recent literature has focused on the contribution of new coal power plants to carbon emissions (Milford et al., 2005; Milford et al., 2007; MIT 2007). However, policymakers and industry are increasingly interested in job creation and economic development analyses to understand the full impacts of new electricity generation projects.1 Additionally, economic development impacts are often a critical piece in building public support for wind power projects. The purpose of this research is to look at the specific factors that drive wind-power-related economic development and to better understand the impact [...]

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nameBoulder, CO
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