New Report Highlights the Benefits and Drawbacks of Regionalizing California’s Grid

By [email protected] Should California expand its energy markets to incorporate the rest of the Western United States?

This vital question for California’s energy future has been the subject of vigorous debate for years now. Supporters say it will allow California to access ever-cheaper wind and solar power from across the region, driving down energy costs and boosting jobs and the economy, while pressuring uncompetitive fossil fuel-fired power plants to shut down.

Opponents fear it will drive renewables investment and jobs out of state, support coal plants owned by Rocky Mountain states utility Pacificorp and others, and open California grid operator CAISO to

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