Utility giant PacifiCorp plans to shift from coal-fired power to wind energy in south-central Wyoming, continuing its outsized role in local economies.
With high profits ahead, developers can afford to compensate state fairly for loss of treasured open spaces, other impacts
There may be little the president-elect can do to raise the coal industry from the doldrums.
A "symbiotic relationship" between natural gas and renewables has yet to make as much headway as hoped.
The country's energy plan, "Energiewende," calls for 80 percent of its energy to come from renewables by 2050.