Wind Turbines http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Feds extend duration of eagle-take permits http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/feds-extend-duration-eagle-take-permits <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;"></div><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">Over the objections of environmental groups, the federal government agreed Friday to issue eagle-take permits to wind companies for 30 years, instead of five. Mon, 09 Dec 2013 19:28:20 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 51029 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Feds extend duration of eagle-take permits Wyoming ranks 14th in the nation for wind energy http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-ranks-14th-nation-wind-energy <p>The Department of Energy says that Wyoming is 14<sup>th</sup> in the nation based on the amount of wind it can turn into electricity. But the state did not add any new wind projects last year. The DOE’s Jose Zayas says there are several possible reasons.</p><p></p><p>“You do need to have access to large-scale transmission lines to move power out,” Zayas said. He added that Wyoming also does not consume as much electricity as other states.</p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 01:04:06 +0000 Willow Belden 45070 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming ranks 14th in the nation for wind energy Researches Study The Effect Of Wind Turbines On Wildlife http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/researches-study-effect-wind-turbines-wildlife <p>Researchers at the University of Wyoming are trying to figure out how wind turbines affect antelope and elk. They&rsquo;ve collared dozens of animals near the town of Medicine Bow and are tracking their movements over the course of several years.</p><p>Jeff Beck, who teaches ecosystem science and management, is overseeing the study. He says pronghorn tend to stay away from certain man-made structures &hellip; but wind farms are a relatively new phenomenon.</p> Thu, 12 Jan 2012 00:42:35 +0000 Willow Belden 17957 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Researches Study The Effect Of Wind Turbines On Wildlife