A Clean Energy Plan for Texas

M.E. Webber, D.T. Allen, K. Ferland, C.W. King, G. McGaughey, S.J. Goldman and Y. Kimura, August 2008 (Citation)

Abstract

This document presents the results from an analysis conducted for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) under contract RFGA # 582-8-89236. The document explores the recent historical use of energy in Texas across all sectors and develops projections of air pollutant emissions for 2013 and 2018 for four possible Clean Energy scenarios. These scenarios are compared with a nominal Business As Usual (BAU) case. For the purposes of this report, Clean Energy refers to the adoption of energy efficiency measures, the implementation of combined heat and power, and use of renewable resources. The NOx and CO2 emissions from electric generating units are calculated for the standard fuel mix in the power sector for the Business as Usual and Clean Energy scenarios. These emissions are determined based on fuel and technology type. This approach yields a comparison of the relative air emission impacts of the different possible future scenarios.

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M.E. Webber, D.T. Allen, K. Ferland, C.W. King, G. McGaughey, S.J. Goldman and Y. Kimura, “A Clean Energy Plan for Texas,” prepared for the Texas Commission on Environ- mental Quality, August 31, 2008.