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Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association's Resource Plan: Analysis and Alternatives

Date Published: April 1, 2006     Document Type: Report

This report critiques Tri-State Generation and Transmission’s proposal as presented in its October 2005 Electric Least-Cost Resource Plan Annual Progress Report, and a presentation made to the Colorado Public Utilities Commission on February 1, 2006. These sources of information, along with information on its website and elsewhere, present Tri-State’s rationale for building three new power plants and why conventional coal-fired plants are the preferred alternative.

Review of Energy-Efficient New Homes Programs in the Southwest

Date Published: January 1, 2006     Document Type: Report

This report reviews state and utility programs aimed at stimulating the construction of highly energy-efficient new homes in the states of Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, and Utah. The programs include a wide range of approaches including technical assistance and training, financial incentives, home energy ratings, labeling, and performance guarantees. This report contains descriptive information as well as program results where available, along with contact information for those interested in more information.