Intermountain West Energy Sustainability & Transitions
On the road to carbon neutrality in the Intermountain West
“We must shift our thinking away from short-term gain toward long-term investment and sustainability, and always have the next generations in mind with every decision we make.”
– Deb Haaland, U.S. Secretary of the Interior
Growing concern about the role of carbon dioxide emissions in climate change has started to shift global energy markets. Domestic markets are also shifting, which poses both challenges and opportunities for the Intermountain West, a region of the United States with shared economic, geographic, and environmental attributes.
The Intermountain West Energy Sustainability & Transitions (I-WEST) initiative is empowering the region with integrated, place-based approaches for developing economically sustainable and carbon-neutral energy systems in partnership with energy-producing communities and sovereign nations. Key findings from the first phase of I-WEST are available in a public report published in December 2022.