Phase One Final Report

Report Summary

This summary presents our findings to a broad range of stakeholders with shared interest in planning for energy transition. It is a distillation of the extensive research and analyses conducted by the I-WEST team on the scientific underpinnings of regionally relevant technology pathways examined in Phase One, as well as the economic, workforce, policy and energy justice factors that were considered. The accessible nature of this report aligns with our place-based approach and is intended to provide readers with a high-level overview of our outcomes. Unabridged versions the chapters in this summary are provided below for a more in-depth look at our Phase One outcomes.

Detailed Chapters

In Phase One, the I-WEST team laid the foundation for a regional roadmap that models various energy transition scenarios, including the intersections between technologies, climate, energy policy, economics, and energy, environmental, and social justice. These chapters present research led by an I-WEST partner on one or more of these focus areas. Please send an email to [email protected] to request a PDF copy of a detailed chapter.

  • Regional Overview
  • CO2 Point Source Management
  • Direct Air Capture
  • CO2 Storage and Utilization
  • Certification for Decarbonization Technologies
  • Hydrogen Supply
  • Hydrogen Demand
  • Bioenergy
  • Low-carbon Electricity
  • Energy, Environmental and Social Justice
  • Policy
  • Economic Impacts
  • Workforce Impacts
  • Workforce Case Study: Four Corners
  • Workforce Case Study: Powder River Basin
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