wind http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Wyoming Wind Could Save California Money, Study Says http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-wind-could-save-california-money-study-says <p>A new <a href="http://wyia.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/revision-ca-wy-grid-integration-study-nrel-final-phase-i1.pdf">study</a> says energy generated from Wyoming wind could help California residents save up to one billion dollars annually in electricity costs. California’s renewable portfolio standard – or RPS – requires the state to get 33-percent of its energy from renewables by 2020. The Wyoming Infrastructure Authority commissioned the economic analysis. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 16:20:43 +0000 Irina Zhorov 55839 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Wind Could Save California Money, Study Says Wyoming Voters Prefer Mixed Approach To Energy http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-voters-prefer-mixed-approach-energy <p>According to a new report, Wyoming voters are more likely to vote for candidates who support using public lands for more than just oil and gas development.</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 00:53:17 +0000 Jordan Giese 54614 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Voters Prefer Mixed Approach To Energy Author of Traveling the Power Line talks about her journey in energy self-education http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/author-traveling-power-line-talks-about-her-journey-energy-self-education <p>Julianne Couch is the author of Traveling the Power Line, a book about the many energy sources we tap into for our power needs – from oil and gas, to wind, to solar and uranium.</p><p>Couch teaches at the University of Wyoming and has also written <em>Jukeboxes and Jackalopes: A Wyoming Bar Journey</em> and <em>Waking Up Western: Collected Essays</em>. She now lives in Iowa but stopped by the studio to talk to Wyoming Public Radio’s Irina Zhorov about her book.</p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 20:49:09 +0000 Irina Zhorov 43635 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Author of Traveling the Power Line talks about her journey in energy self-education Draft environmental impact statement released for massive transmission project http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/draft-environmental-impact-statement-released-massive-transmission-project <p>The Bureau of Land Management in Wyoming is taking public comments on a long awaited 725 mile long transmission project.&nbsp; The Trans West Express transmission project was started in 2008 and is intended to take renewable energy from south central Wyoming to Nevada.&nbsp; Wyoming B-L-M Spokeswoman Beverly Gorney says they’ve had to consider a number of environmental and other issues in the draft environmental impact statement.</p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 13:16:31 +0000 Bob Beck 43229 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Draft environmental impact statement released for massive transmission project 3 face June trial in Wyoming wind farm fraud case http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/3-face-june-trial-wyoming-wind-farm-fraud-case <p>Three people accused of defrauding investors of more than $4 million by falsely claiming to be developing wind farms in Wyoming and South Dakota are set to stand trial in June.</p><p></p><p><br>U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl of Casper has scheduled a three-week trial starting June 3.<br>&nbsp;</p><p>Defendants Robert Arthur Reed and Lauren Elizabeth Scott of Utah and Gregory Lee Doss of California are charged with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and conspiracy to launder money. Reed faces additional charges of mail fraud, wire fraud and money laundering.<br>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 21:06:50 +0000 The Associated Press 38912 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org 3 face June trial in Wyoming wind farm fraud case Study says combining Wyoming and Colorado wind is a good idea http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/study-says-combining-wyoming-and-colorado-wind-good-idea <p> A University of Wyoming wind study shows that combining the wind resources of Wyoming and Colorado would benefit the Colorado energy grid.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>U-W Wind Energy Research Center Director Jonathan Naughton said that’s because wind in Colorado and Wyoming blows differently.&nbsp; He said that if the resources are combined, it would make wind power more consistent.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 22:39:47 +0000 Bob Beck 38871 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Study says combining Wyoming and Colorado wind is a good idea Researchers hope to improve wind farm efficiency http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/researchers-hope-improve-wind-farm-efficiency <p>A group of University of Wyoming researchers received $508,000 from NASA to study aerodynamics and wind resistance at Wyoming’s Supercomputing Center.</p><p>The U.S. Department of Energy reports that Wyoming has one of the highest capacities for wind power production in the country. But University of Wyoming Mathematics Professor Stefan Heinz says most wind farms aren’t arranged as efficiently as they could be. He says the wake of one turbine often disrupts the turbines around it, reducing efficiency.</p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 23:45:14 +0000 Luke Hammons 36331 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Researchers hope to improve wind farm efficiency Barrasso worries about end of wind tax credit http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/barrasso-worries-about-end-wind-tax-credit <p>Some in the wind energy industry have expressed concern that the wind production tax credit might expire at the end of the year.&nbsp;</p><p>U.S. Senator John Barrasso says he shares that concern and blames the on-again, off-again nature of such tax credits on the lack of a federal energy policy.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 02 May 2012 13:32:21 +0000 Bob Beck 23451 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Barrasso worries about end of wind tax credit Gov. Mead continues to push for wind tax reduction http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/gov-mead-continues-push-wind-tax-reduction <p>Gov. Matt Mead says he&#39;s continuing to push to try to change how Wyoming taxes wind energy projects despite a chilly reception to his proposals from some state legislators so far.</p><p>Wyoming&#39;s sales and use tax exemption on equipment used on wind energy projects expires in January 2012. The state will also begin imposing a $1 per megawatt hour tax on wind energy production starting then.</p> Wed, 28 Dec 2011 00:51:48 +0000 The Associated Press 17170 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Gov. Mead continues to push for wind tax reduction BLM extends public comment period on wind project http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/blm-extends-public-comment-period-wind-project <p>The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is giving the public additional time to weigh in on a proposed wind power project near Rock Springs.</p><p>The BLM also is holding a public meeting on the Quaking Aspen wind project. That meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m. Monday at the Holiday Inn in Rock Springs.</p><p>The BLM announced Tuesday that a public comment period originally set to end Wednesday is now being extended until Dec. 27.</p><p>Evergreen Wind Power Partners proposes to put up to 100 wind turbines in an area 11 miles southeast of Rock Springs.</p> Wed, 07 Dec 2011 15:06:52 +0000 The Associated Press 16137 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org BLM extends public comment period on wind project