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Protecting the Lifeline of the West: How Climate and Energy Policies Can Safeguard Water

Publications | by Western Resource Advocates

This report by Western Resource Advocates and Environmental Defense Fund illustrates why legislation is needed to curtail the risk climate change poses to western water supplies and highlights the water-energy nexus. The report provides detailed measures to include in a well-designed national climate and clean energy policy that will safeguard the West’s water.


Smart Lines: Transmission for the Renewable Energy Economy

Publications | by Western Resource Advocates

To ensure the benefits of clean energy are fully realized, Westerners and resource managers must work together to develop the transmission network needed to link wind, solar and geothermal energy to existing grids and to ensure they have equal footing with fossil fuel sources. Some of the key planning principles to achieve this are outlined in this publication.