A Wyoming Republican legislator is optimistic following his return from a coal-energy conference in China. Governor Matt Mead and a delegation of state officials, specialists, and students, learned about what the governor’s office calls “greener” mining technologies, and new ways to use coal.
Gillette Representative Tom Lubnau says the conference was also an opportunity for Wyoming government officials to interface with their Chinese counterparts about the possibility of China importing Wyoming’s coal.
"We began a government to government dialogue, which under the Chinese system is very important.”
Lubnau adds that China could be an important new market for Wyoming’s energy industry.
"There’s huge business opportunities for the state of Wyoming, both in terms of coal exports, and technology exports to China."
Though Lubnau is optimistic about Wyoming exporting coal to China, he says the process is still in its beginning stages.