Looming coal plant closures, energy industry layoffs and an exodus of young people has several Wyoming communities scratching their heads about how to forge economic transitions.
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.
Company presented 30 potential “portfolios” for future power mix, almost all of which predict savings through early retirement of Wyoming coal-fired electrical generating units.
WyoFile explores the shaky fate of coal in Wyoming through an in-depth visit to the Jim Bridger coal plant and mines.