Power Plants http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en USDA Pays To Turn Dead Trees Into Biofuel http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/usda-pays-turn-dead-trees-biofuel <p>The U.S. Department of Agriculture starting a program that pays people to deliver dead trees to power plants that can convert them to biomass fuel.&nbsp; Large swaths of Wyoming’s forests have been killed by pine beetle infestations and some say they pose a fire danger. Todd Atkinson with the Farm Service Agency says he hopes money will give people the incentive to harvest from more remote areas.</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 22:22:01 +0000 Melodie Edwards 59932 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org USDA Pays To Turn Dead Trees Into Biofuel 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Wyoming Republicans say it will devastate the economy, Matt Laslo reports from Washington that some experts say their outdated thinking has set the state back in the new energy economy.&nbsp;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? How Will New EPA Rules Affect You? It's Complicated http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/how-will-new-epa-rules-affect-you-its-complicated <p>The Obama administration said Monday that it intends to aggressively reduce carbon-dioxide emissions, or greenhouse gas pollution, produced in the United States. To boost these ambitions, the White House will partner with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to enforce varying rules state-by-state to be carried out by power plants that produce the gases.</p><p>If successfully implemented, the regulations will deliver a 30 percent decrease in carbon emissions by 2030.</p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 18:28:42 +0000 Dan Boyce 59269 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org How Will New EPA Rules Affect You? It's Complicated New Greenhouse Gas Regulations Target Power Plants http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/new-greenhouse-gas-regulations-target-power-plants <p>The predicted effects of&nbsp;continuing to pump carbon dioxide into the atmosphere at current rates&nbsp;range from dramatic sea level rise to extreme weather to famine and drought. Power plants are among the largest carbon dioxide emitters, and on June 2, the Obama administration is scheduled to release new rules regulating those emissions. Utilities and trade groups are already warning those rules will have some dire consequences of their own.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 22:52:21 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 59130 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org New Greenhouse Gas Regulations Target Power Plants Coal industry braces for new emissions rules http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/coal-industry-braces-new-emissions-rules <p>The federal government is getting ready to unveil rules for carbon emissions at new <span class="highlight" id="0.4811786012353736" name="searchHitInReadingPane">coal</span>-fired power plants, and they probably won't be what industry had hoped for.</p><p></p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 13:25:19 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 46972 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Coal industry braces for new emissions rules Wyoming leaders say Washington targets coal http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-leaders-say-washington-targets-coal <p>Wyoming leaders say the state's energy-based economy is suffering under recent Obama administration environmental initiatives.</p><p></p><p>Republican Gov. Matt Mead plans to testify next week in Cheyenne against a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposal to restrict emissions from coal-fired power plants.</p><p>Mead says the rule will cost Wyoming's five coal-fired power plants about $1 billion initially and perhaps $100 million a year thereafter. He says implementing the regulations won't affect haze.</p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 22:19:28 +0000 The Associated Press 43653 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming leaders say Washington targets coal Public Service Commission approves natural gas electricity plant http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/public-service-commission-approves-natural-gas-electricity-plant <p>Cheyenne Light, Fuel and Power and Black Hills Power received approval from the Wyoming Public Service Commission to build a new natural gas fired electric generating facility in Cheyenne.&nbsp; Construction on the 237-million-dollar facility will begin next year.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 02 Aug 2012 00:50:24 +0000 Bob Beck 27829 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Public Service Commission approves natural gas electricity plant Emissions Data Blames Power Plants For Pollution http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/emissions-data-blames-power-plants-pollution <p>The most detailed data yet on emissions of heat-trapping gases show that U.S. power plants are responsible for the bulk of the pollution blamed for global warming. The data released today reveals that power plants released 72 percent of the greenhouse gases reported to the Environmental Protection Agency for 2010. Wyoming is among a handful of states that are home to high-polluting power plants, according to the data.</p> Thu, 12 Jan 2012 00:39:58 +0000 The Associated Press 17956 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org