Coal strategy based in part on new Department of Energy study that’s already panned by skeptics, utility.
Rocky Mountain Power
The House on Friday passed a Gov. Mark Gordon-backed bill that would subsidize carbon capture projects through Wyoming residents’ electrical bills, without the original $1 billion subsidy limit.
The Wyoming Public Service Commission hears the fears and resentments of energy transition casualties in Kemmerer and Rock Springs.
A legislative committee voted to sponsor bill that allows new buyers of coal plants to plug into the utility grid. It was one of several utility-related bills considered Nov. 19.
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.