Region 8 Energy Strategy
Region 8 contains extensive fossil fuel and renewable energy resources—so extensive that the Region is in many ways the center of the nation's energy future. With the current emphasis on resource extraction and electricity production to meet growing demand, energy projects in our Region are increasing.
Many of EPA Region 8's programs protect air, water, land and ecosystems from the potential impacts of energy development and production and encourage energy conservation and renewables. The Region has developed a Draft Energy Strategy that outlines key goals and objectives that will guide these efforts.
This most recent draft, dated March 30, 2004, is available in two versions below. The first version contains the entire document, including all maps, and is VERY LARGE: 134MB. The second version of the document contains all of the text but none of the maps; this version is only 231K in file size.
Region 8 Draft Energy Strategy—Complete (PDF) (43 pp, 134MB, About PDF)
Note: the best way to open this file is to right-click on the link and save it to a folder on your computer.
- Region 8 Draft Energy Strategy—No Maps (PDF) (37 pp, 231K, About PDF)
Wind Energy Development in Region 8—Draft (PDF), December 19, 2007 (17 pp, 54K, About PDF)
- Environmental Laws Applicable to Construction and Operation of Ethanol Plants (PDF), November 2007 (104 pp, 3MB, About PDF )