WyoFile special edition looks at legislative and regulatory efforts to soften the impact of an ongoing and looming economic transition and what they mean for the free market.
Backers of Wyoming’s efforts to find second lives for aging coal plants describe several profitable scenarios. But how does their vision for coal power stack up in a quickly shifting power market?
With few options to slow coal’s decline, lawmakers turn to a lever that in better days may have been anathema to free-market Republicans: the regulators.
Wyoming Lawmakers eye measures meant to prop up coal, but some observers say they could upend the entire electric utility system. Power suppliers are expected to fight the proposed legislation.
Economies change, writes guest columnist Jason Shogren. But when that happens, the question is whether to rip off the metaphorical Band-Aid, or take the time to gently trim away the tape from the skin.