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Environmental concerns regarding electric power transmission in North America

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1992

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DeCicco, J.M., Bernow, S.S., and Beyea, J., 1992, Environmental concerns regarding electric power transmission in North America: Energy Policy, v. January 1992, 10 p.

Summary

The electric utilities of North America have become ever more interconnected via transmission facilities, largely to insure reliability. Current policy discussions regarding transmission include calls for improved access, increased capacity, and deregulation to facilitate trade in electric power. From an environmental perspective, two issues have been notably absent in much of the debate: (1) a recognition of the full range of environmental impacts related to electricity transmission; and (2) the potential for end-use efficiency to address the reliability and economy requirements that motivate attention to transmission. This paper broaches these issues, starting with an elaboration of the environmental impacts, which range from global [...]

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