Title

100% Clean Energy: Is it Feasible?

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Campus where you would like to present

Ellensburg

Event Website

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source

Start Date

16-5-2019

End Date

16-5-2019

Abstract

In this presentation we explore the feasibility of Governor Jay Inslee’s recently proposed 100% clean energy plan for Washington State. This plan would include eliminating all coal power (including coal-by-wire) by 2025 and eliminating all remaining non-clean energy by 2045. To evaluate whether or not this proposal is feasible, we gather and forecast energy consumption and generation data under the assumption that Washington State implements the 100% clean energy plan. From this, we determine the amount of additional clean energy that would be needed to comply with Inslee’s plan. We also look at the cost to Washington residents and land usage associated with the implementation of the proposal.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Charles Wassell

Department/Program

Economics

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May 16th, 11:00 AM May 16th, 12:00 PM

100% Clean Energy: Is it Feasible?

Ellensburg

In this presentation we explore the feasibility of Governor Jay Inslee’s recently proposed 100% clean energy plan for Washington State. This plan would include eliminating all coal power (including coal-by-wire) by 2025 and eliminating all remaining non-clean energy by 2045. To evaluate whether or not this proposal is feasible, we gather and forecast energy consumption and generation data under the assumption that Washington State implements the 100% clean energy plan. From this, we determine the amount of additional clean energy that would be needed to comply with Inslee’s plan. We also look at the cost to Washington residents and land usage associated with the implementation of the proposal.

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source/2019/Oralpres/171