Converting Natural Resources into Electricity
Prepared for: Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Special Institute on Renewable Electric Energy Law, Development, and Investment; Nov. 7-8, 2013; Las Vegas, NV
22 Pages Posted: 6 Nov 2013
Date Written: November 4, 2013
This paper provides the groundwork for understanding the conversion of natural resources, such as wind, solar, biomass, and geothermal, into electric energy. It includes a summary of the current technologies and latest statistics on their distribution among states and on land and water. It also provides an introduction to some of the legal issues related to their deployment and interconnection with the electric grid.
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