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The New Mother Lode

The Potential for More Efficient Electricity Use in the Southwest

SWEEP's new study examines the potential for and benefits from increasing the efficiency of electricity use in the southwest states of Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. The study models two scenarios, a "business as usual" Base Scenario and a High Efficiency Scenario that gradually increases the efficiency of electricity use in homes and workplaces during 2003-2020.

The following are links to a copy of the report, appendices, press releases and fact sheets for each state. All of the following documents are in Adobe Acrobat format and require the free Acrobat Reader to view them.� To obtain your free copy of Acrobat Reader, click here.

The New Mother Lode

Press Coverage

The New Mother Load

Press Releases

Fact Sheets