Posts Tagged ‘Wyoming’

Wyoming agrees to utility’s plans for 3 new wind farms

Rocky Mountain Power dropped plans for a fourth wind farm after a weeklong hearing before the Wyoming Public Service Commission. The three wind farms included in Thursday's agreement would add 1,150 megawatts of wind power in southern and southeastern Wyoming. View full post on Wind Power News

Bill proposes taxing solar, increasing wind tax in Wyoming

Legislation has been proposed to increase Wyoming's tax on wind production and impose a new tax on utility-scale solar facilities. House Bill 118 is sponsored by Republican Rep. Thomas Crank, of Kemmerer. View full post on Wind Power News

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 […]