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A Practical, Affordable (and Least Business Risk) Plan to Achieve "80% Clean Electricity" by 2035


  • Severance, Craig A.


As the world's largest free economies move towards a dramatically new future for their power industries, what challenges face electric utilities? Will it be feasible to achieve President Barack Obama's goal of 80% Clean Electricity by 2035? How might electric utilities proceed with the least business risk?

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  • Severance, Craig A., 2011. "A Practical, Affordable (and Least Business Risk) Plan to Achieve "80% Clean Electricity" by 2035," The Electricity Journal, Elsevier, vol. 24(6), pages 8-26, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jelect:v:24:y:2011:i:6:p:8-26

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