Wyoming's largest utility will completely shutter its coal-fired power fleet in the state by 2039 while adding wind, solar, nuclear and battery storage to its six-state operating system.
If fears of fast-tracked safety tests and “rapid core melting” don’t give residents pause about the proposed demonstration facility, how about the economic X’s and O’s?
Legislators consider a suite of bills to help keep aging coal-fired power plants in the state in operation.
As the rest of the West rushes to reduce carbon-emissions, Wyoming is moving in the opposite direction, creating the possibility that “the burgeoning renewable market might just blow past Wyoming.”
State investigation concludes PacifiCorp’s plans to retire coal units ahead of schedule in Wyoming lack evidence to support touted benefits of adding renewables.