Posts Tagged ‘Wyoming’

Why coal-rich Wyoming is investing big in wind power

Wind power is gaining ground in many conservative states across the American Plains, as residents begin to view investment in wind power as an economic opportunity rather than an ideological statement. Wind turbines soar more than 250 feet into the air at the Rocky Mountain Power's Seven Mile Hill Wind Project just outside Hanna, Wyo. […]

How to Get Wyoming Wind to California, and Cut 80% of U.S. Carbon Emissions

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4 environment Power lines to connect Wyoming wind energy to…

The Salt Lake Tribune A Rocky Mountain Power crew works on power lines near 800 south and Foothill Drive in Salt Lake City, Utah Monday February 25, 2013. Rawlins, Wyo. View full post on Wind Power News

Wyoming embraces wind energy, and the jobs that come with it

Their jobs involve dangling 300 feet in the air, roping the blade of a wind turbine. The work comes with a view across the Wyoming prairie — and a view well into the future. View full post on Wind Power News

Wind energy makes up nearly 10% of all Wyoming electricity

With that, Wyoming is now ranked 15th in the nation for wind-created electricity. Businesses in the wind industry employee close to a thousand people in the Cowboy State. View full post on Wind Power News

Wyoming proposal would require utilities to use fossil fuels

A group of Wyoming lawmakers is bucking the U.S. trend of stricter renewable energy requirements with a plan to do the opposite: Fine utilities if they provide energy produced by wind or the sun. Blustery Wyoming ranks among the top states for wind-energy potential, but the coal, oil and natural gas industries are the backbone […]

Wyoming bill prohibits power companies from using renewables

A group of Wyoming legislators in the state's House and Senate — all representing coal country and all avowed climate deniers — have introduced a bill that would ban Wyoming power companies from using solar or wind power by 2019, and requires non-renewable power to account for 95% of the state's power by 2018. Under […]

Wyoming Wind Project Closing in on Federal Bald, Golden Eagle Permit

One of the biggest wind energy projects under development in the United States is closer to securing a federal permit to kill a limited number of eagles without penalty. A final plan released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service would help ensure the Chokecherry-Sierra Madre wind farm in south-central Wyoming doesn't kill too many […]

A push to raise the wind tax in Wyoming blows up

The answer is apparently not blowing in the wind. At least not in Wyoming. At least not for the state's Republican-led Legislature, which has spent months looking for ways to close a multimillion-dollar gap in the state budget. View full post on Wind Power News

Wyoming winds up with $4.4M from wind production taxes

More than $4.4 million was generated from taxes on wind production across Wyoming in the last fiscal year, according to the state Department of Revenue. Albany, Carbon, Converse, Laramie, Natrona and Uinta counties share in $2.7 million, with the state’s portion of the revenue at slightly more than $1.7 million. View full post on Wind […]