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.
State would benefit by embracing economic progress as PacifiCorp unveils proposal to increase renewables, lower rates and reduce emissions.
PacifiCorp’s announcement of early plant closures may trigger the first test of Senate File 159. WyoFile digs into the bill’s feasibility, mechanics and implementation.
Utility would retire one Jim Bridger Plant unit early in 2023, another in 2028 and two Naughton Plant units in 2025.