Renewables

The United States is rich in renewable energy. Local communities need better policies to more fully benefit from this form of energy development and the economic and fiscal benefits it can offer.

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Benefits of Renewable Energy in the West Vary Widely

— The West is rich in renewable energy opportunities, but research demonstrates that property tax revenues from this development vary widely across 17 rural study counties due to state tax policies.

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The Proposed SunZia Transmission Line: A Guide for Decision Makers

— This report analyzes the proposed SunZia transmission line, finding that the project, as currently configured, depends on its ability to export renewable energy from New Mexico to markets in Arizona and California.

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Green Jobs Metrics

— This research summary offers an overview of efforts to quantify the national green economy in terms of job creation from several perspectives.

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Clean Energy Transmission

— Headwaters Economics analyzed transmission infrastructure issues from the perspective of regional economic development, and other topics most relevant to local and state decision makers.

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