electricity http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Wyoming Energy Program Wins National Award http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-energy-program-wins-national-award <p>A Wyoming program that incentivizes businesses’ use of green energy has won a national innovation award.</p><p>The Wyoming Renewable Energy Credit program was named the 2014 Economic Development Award Recipient by Business Facilities Magazine, a national publication on business expansion.</p><p>The initiative is a partnership between the Powder River Energy Corporation and the Wyoming Business Council. It offers a discount on energy costs for Wyoming businesses interested in using green power.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:57:30 +0000 Miles Bryan 61053 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Energy Program Wins National Award Wyoming's Congressional Delegation Believes New EPA Rules Will Devastate The Economy http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyomings-congressional-delegation-believes-new-epa-rules-will-devastate-economy <p>This week the EPA unveiled a new rule to drastically cut carbon emissions from the nation's power plants. While Wyoming Republicans say it will devastate the economy, Matt Laslo reports from Washington that some experts say their outdated thinking has set the state back in the new energy economy.&nbsp;</p><p>The White House isn't waiting around for this Congress to help it tackle climate change. The new EPA rule will require Wyoming to slash it's carbon emissions by 19 percent. Wyoming Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis says the state's energy producers are worried.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 23:38:36 +0000 Matt Laslo 59477 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming's Congressional Delegation Believes New EPA Rules Will Devastate The Economy EPA Carbon Regs Leave Wyoming Out In The Cold...Or Do They? http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/epa-carbon-regs-leave-wyoming-out-coldor-do-they <p>It didn't take long after the Obama administration unveiled new rules this week regulating carbon emissions from power plants for people to start naming winners and losers. Wyoming, the nation’s largest coal-producing state, and a huge coal consumer, was immediately billed as a loser.</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 23:28:12 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 59476 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org EPA Carbon Regs Leave Wyoming Out In The Cold...Or Do They? Texas Coal Plant May Be Environmental Game Changer http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/texas-coal-plant-may-be-environmental-game-changer <p>New EPA rules aimed at <a href="http://www.vnews.com/news/nation/world/12066522-95/epa-readies-carbon-cuts-for-utilities" target="target_blank">cutting carbon</a> emissions are expected to be unveiled June 2nd. Coal generates nearly <a href="http://www.vnews.com/news/nation/world/12066522-95/epa-readies-carbon-cuts-for-utilities" target="target_blank">half of this country’s electricity </a>and is the largest source of air pollution. The new rules are expected to spur the use of clean coal technology. At least that’s the hope of both the coal industry and some environmental groups. Fri, 30 May 2014 22:45:19 +0000 Lorne Matalon 59129 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Texas Coal Plant May Be Environmental Game Changer Feds predict coal-fired electricity on the decline http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/feds-predict-coal-fired-electricity-decline <p>The federal government is predicting that despite a recent uptick in consumption, coal will lose its dominance of the electricity market by 2030.</p><p></p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 00:02:45 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 51395 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Feds predict coal-fired electricity on the decline Construction on a natural gas powered electric facility begins http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/construction-natural-gas-powered-electric-facility-begins <p>Construction has begun on a new $237 million power plant near Cheyenne.</p> Wed, 08 May 2013 13:27:40 +0000 Associated Press 40444 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Construction on a natural gas powered electric facility begins