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Wind energy company pleads guilty to eagle deaths

Wind energy company pleads guilty to eagle deaths

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.

November 22, 2013 3:00 pmLoading…
Wind Energy Eagle Deaths

Wind Energy Eagle Deaths

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…

May 14, 2013 11:48 amLoading…

2nd Southwest power line to carry wind power

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.

April 22, 2013 1:17 pmLoading…

Power line to thread southeastern Wyoming

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.

March 27, 2013 10:30 pmLoading…
First year of Wyoming wind tax generates $2.6M for counties, state

First year of Wyoming wind tax generates $2.6M for counties, state

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.

March 13, 2013 10:30 pmLoading…

Duke wind farm tax deal means $800K less for Converse County

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.

March 11, 2013 10:30 pmLoading…

Company to reveal power line plan in March

JACKSON, Wyo. — The company planning a $3.5 billion transmission line between Wyoming and Nevada expects to choose a preferred route next month.

February 11, 2013 10:30 pmLoading…

Wyoming to fight wind farm appraisal

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.

September 17, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…
A journey through the Cowboy State

A journey through the Cowboy State

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.

May 13, 2012 1:30 am Photos

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Duke Energy settlement means lower tax payment for wind farms

Duke Energy settlement means lower tax payment for wind farms

CHEYENNE, Wyo — A settlement with the Wyoming Department of Revenue will result in Duke Energy paying lower property taxes on its Wyoming wind farms.

February 03, 2011 10:17 amLoading…

Energy company will pay lower 2010 wind farm taxes

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.

January 24, 2011 11:15 pmLoading…
Against the wind?: Tax policy may be hurting Wyoming industry

Against the wind?: Tax policy may be hurting Wyoming industry

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.

October 17, 2010 12:05 am Related Loading…

Wyoming utility meets its wind power targets

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.

October 16, 2010 11:45 pmLoading…
Duke Energy disputes taxes

Duke Energy disputes taxes

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.

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Duke Energy brings Wyoming wind farm on line

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Duke Energy says it has brought a 99-megawatt wind farm on line in Converse County.

December 02, 2009 6:55 amLoading…

New wind farms crank up in Wyoming

CHEYENNE - Two companies say they've begun producing wind energy at three new wind farms in Wyoming.

October 13, 2009 9:40 pmLoading…

Sheriff questions Duke Energy

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.

July 29, 2009 9:10 pmLoading…

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