WASHINGTON — The government for the first time has enforced environmental laws protecting birds against wind energy facilities, winning a $1 million settlement Friday from a power company that pleaded guilty to killing 14 eagles and 149 other birds at two Wyoming wind farms.
In this April 18, 2013, photo, a golden eagle is seen flying over a wind turbine on Duke energy's top of the world windfarm in Converse County Wyo. The company has reported 10 golden eagle deaths since it started operation in 2009. It's the not-so-green secret of the nation's wind-energy boo…
SALT LAKE CITY — Two industry partners are proposing to carry wind-generated electricity from Wyoming's southwest corner to the Las Vegas area on a 950-mile transmission line.
GILLETTE, Wyo. — A high-voltage transmission line that could transport 3,000 megawatts of Wyoming wind power to Nevada will cut through about 150 miles of southeastern Wyoming, according to a proposal announced Wednesday.
CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming's one-of-a-kind wind power production tax generated only a drop in the bucket's worth of revenue for the state and counties in 2012.
CASPER, Wyo. — A tax settlement between the state and a wind company will cost Converse County more than $800,000 in revenue — cuts that will hit library, hospital and school budgets.
JACKSON, Wyo. — The company planning a $3.5 billion transmission line between Wyoming and Nevada expects to choose a preferred route next month.
CASPER, Wyo. — Duke Energy and Converse County can’t agree on the property tax value of the Top of the World wind farm in Converse County.
CODY, Wyo. -- On a cool spring morning I'm racing south and east, crossing the state from corner to corner. It's dark -- just before sunrise. There are people out there I've never met.
CHEYENNE, Wyo — A settlement with the Wyoming Department of Revenue will result in Duke Energy paying lower property taxes on its Wyoming wind farms.
CASPER, Wyo. — Duke Energy reached a settlement with the Wyoming Department of Revenue regarding the amount of property tax that it must pay for its wind farms in the state.
CASPER — Construction is complete on two new wind farms in Wyoming: Duke Energy’s 200-megawatt Top of the World wind farm in Converse County, and Rocky Mountain Power’s 111-megawatt Dunlap I wind farm in Carbon County.
CASPER — Wyoming’s largest wind energy developer says it has met its current goals for wind-based generation and has no further plans to build more wind farms in Wyoming.
CASPER — Property taxes are one of the main selling points that wind energy companies have used to convince counties there will be a payoff for accepting up-front impacts to local services.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Duke Energy says it has brought a 99-megawatt wind farm on line in Converse County.
CHEYENNE - Two companies say they've begun producing wind energy at three new wind farms in Wyoming.
GLENROCK - Some contractors and subcontractors that have built wind farms have blown through central Wyoming faster than the currents their turbines are harnessing, shortchanging local businesses in the process, Converse County Sheriff Clint Becker said this week.