CASPER, Wyo. — Four companies unveiled a $8 billion proposal on Tuesday to generate electricity at a wind farm in Wyoming, store its power at a salt deposit in Utah and ship it to California during hours of peak demand.
Montana Elders for a Livable Tomorrow (March 14 guest opinion) sounds like a nice organization. However, along with the Northern Plains Resource Council and Blue Skies Campaign there is one common goal, to stop the production of coal, and that’s not so nice for Montana.
MISSOULA — While standing knee-deep in the Clark Fork River, Kaleb Renfro and Conner Morisson celebrated the partial success of their homemade low-head turbine.
Renewable energy puts people to work, and does it better than coal. According to the National Mining Association, coal employs 136,000 people in the entire United States. That might seem like a lot of people and it might seem, as so many advocates for the fossil fuel industry are saying, lik…
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A Utah wind developer announced Friday that it is delaying half of a planned $180 million-plus wind farm south of Glenrock because of ongoing appeals by an opposition landowners group.
While the U.S. government throws money here and there at various forms of both alternative and conventional sources of energy, we are not developing a sensible and sustainable national energy policy.
CASPER, Wyo. — Not long ago, it wasn’t unusual for a hundred or more wind turbines to sprout into the Wyoming sky each year.
GREEN RIVER, Wyo. -- The Sweetwater County Commission has approved a temporary halt to applications for commercial wind farms.
A group of opponents to new power lines and wind farms in part of the Laramie Range will appeal to the Wyoming Supreme Court a lower court’s approval of a wind farm proposed south of Glenrock.
A California company says it has lined up a $320 million loan to construct a wind farm in northern Montana that will generate 189 megawatts of electricity.
RAWLINS, Wyo. - Carbon County Commissioners wrote a letter of support for a wind farm in southern Wyoming that has some residents worried about their vistas.
DOUGLAS — A state board has approved plans for two wind farms south of Douglas.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso and West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin have introduced legislation to promote the development and use of alternative energy.
Montana is an energy exporter, shipping coal, oil, gas and electricity to markets far beyond our state line. Here in Montana, we have higher energy needs than most Americans. We need fuel to keep us warm through the winter, and the great distances between communities in our great, big state …
HELENA — A majority of Montanans say they support restricting Montana's environmental laws and regulations to encourage more oil, gas, coal and mineral development, according to the Gazette State Poll.
GREAT FALLS — Cascade County commissioners say they plan to continue studying the idea of imposing fees on small wind farm developments despite arguments against such a plan by a wind energy developer.
Oil, gas, coal are good. Alternative fuels, wind and solar are bad.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Russell Hume is modest and relatively unassuming, despite the grandeur of his "energy czar" nickname.
GLENROCK, Wyo. — “Farm” sounds like work.
Even green pioneers who disagree about cap-and-trade legislation believe it could be good for innovation
Allan Hardtke, a developer of alternative energy, is an ardent fan of “going green.” But he insists he’s no tree hugger.