Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/98604
Authors: 
Philips, Peter
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, University of Utah, Department of Economics 2013-04
Abstract: 
The proposed Sempra 1250 megawatt (MW) tieline connecting the California grid to envisioned new wind-farms in Mexico is not just about electricity. It is also about foregone opportunities, lost human capital investment, lost worklives, lost tax revenues, and diminished economic development prospects; and also, it is about which regulatory authority, California or Mexico, should oversee the environmental impacts of building green generation capacity for the California grid. Finally, it is about undoing some of the economic benefits and jobs stimulated by the first set of federally subsidized, utilityscale, solar projects fast-tracked by the Interior Department.
Subjects: 
renewable energy
construction
Imperial Valley
California
local economic development
photovoltaic solar energy generation
worker training
apprenticeship
local economic development
JEL: 
Q4
Q42
O1
O18
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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