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Four companies announce $8 billion wind farm outside Chugwater

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.

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Guest opinion: Let's protect our coal industry from environmentalists

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.

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Missoula students show off model turbine for harnessing Clark Fork River power

Missoula students show off model turbine for harnessing Clark Fork River power

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.

August 03, 2013 11:26 am Photos

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Guest opinion: Cleaner energy generating jobs for Americans

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…

November 24, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Legal challenges force delay in Wyoming wind farm project

Legal challenges force delay in Wyoming wind farm project

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.

April 27, 2012 11:30 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: No more dumping: Fossil fuels must cover waste disposal costs

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.

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Wyoming wind farm construction lags behind permitting

CASPER, Wyo. — Not long ago, it wasn’t unusual for a hundred or more wind turbines to sprout into the Wyoming sky each year.

February 19, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Sweetwater County halts wind farm applications

GREEN RIVER, Wyo. -- The Sweetwater County Commission has approved a temporary halt to applications for commercial wind farms.

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Group plans to appeal wind farm decision

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.

January 29, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

NaturEner gets $320M loan for wind farm near Cut Bank

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.

January 10, 2012 3:22 pmLoading…

Carbon County officials support wind farm

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.

October 23, 2011 2:45 pmLoading…
Wyoming state council approves plans for 2 wind farms

Wyoming state council approves plans for 2 wind farms

DOUGLAS — A state board has approved plans for two wind farms south of Douglas.

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Barrasso proposes alternative energy legislation

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso and West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin have introduced legislation to promote the development and use of alternative energy.

May 14, 2011 9:16 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: Lawmakers should back coal, wind 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 …

March 24, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Poll shows support for fossil-fuel energy development, alternative energy incentives

Poll shows support for fossil-fuel energy development, alternative energy incentives

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.

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Cascade County considering wind farm impact fees

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.

March 12, 2011 3:28 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: Lawmakers should support diverse energy development

Oil, gas, coal are good. Alternative fuels, wind and solar are bad.

February 09, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Cheyenne native known as Air Force energy czar

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Russell Hume is modest and relatively unassuming, despite the grandeur of his "energy czar" nickname.

January 06, 2011 11:05 pmLoading…

Wasatch Wind project advances

GLENROCK, Wyo. — “Farm” sounds like work.

November 10, 2010 11:15 pmLoading…
Even green pioneers who disagree about cap-and-trade legislation believe it could be good for innovation

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.

November 29, 2009 12:10 am Photos

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