carbon http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Republican Governors Urge EPA To Scrap Carbon Pollution Rule http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/republican-governors-urge-epa-scrap-carbon-pollution-rule <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">Governor Matt Mead joined his counterparts in eight other states Monday in asking the Environmental Protection Agency to scrap its new carbon pollution rules. The rules call for a 30 percent cut in greenhouse gas emissions from US power plants by 2030.</span></p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 00:10:33 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 60075 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Republican Governors Urge EPA To Scrap Carbon Pollution Rule 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? 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 Shift To Carbon Use Marks New Frontier In Fight Against Climate Change http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/shift-carbon-use-marks-new-frontier-fight-against-climate-change <p>The Obama administration wants states to cutback on carbon emissions, but doing that has always been a thorny problem. While carbon is a byproduct of almost everything we do, capturing and storing it is expensive. For years, the goal has been to figure out how to make that process cheaper, but more recent efforts take a different approach, with the focus shifting from storing carbon to using it.<br /><br />On a recent spring morning, Karen Wawrousek led a tour of her lab at the Western Research Institute, on the outskirts of Laramie.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 22:13:35 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 59125 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Shift To Carbon Use Marks New Frontier In Fight Against Climate Change New Carbon Regulations Could Be Boom Or Bust For Wyoming http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/new-carbon-regulations-could-be-boom-or-bust-wyoming <p>This week, the Obama administration announced new regulations &nbsp;for carbon dioxide emissions from new power plants.</p><p>When the Environmental Protection Agency determined that carbon dioxide emissions were endangering the public in 2009, Ron Surdam, Director of the Carbon Management Institute at the University of Wyoming, says he saw the writing on the wall: there would be a cap on new power plant emissions, which is exactly what the EPA announced this week.</p> Wed, 28 Mar 2012 22:43:51 +0000 Sara Hossaini 21810 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org New Carbon Regulations Could Be Boom Or Bust For Wyoming