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Questar seeks lower gas rates in Wyoming

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. — Questar Gas is proposing to cut its natural gas rates in Wyoming by $900,000.

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UW gets $4.25 million grant to explore wind energy

LARAMIE, Wyo. — The U.S. Energy Department has awarded a $4.25 million grant to the University of Wyoming for wind energy research.

September 29, 2014 3:30 pmLoading…
Court blocks pollution rules for Wyoming plants

Court blocks pollution rules for Wyoming plants

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency can’t force several Wyoming power plants to install new pollution-control equipment while the state’s legal challenge to federal regulations plays out in court, an appeals court panel ruled Tuesday.

September 09, 2014 6:30 pmLoading…

Wyoming carbon test site could be chosen soon

CASPER, Wyo. — The location of a proposed facility to test new technologies for capturing carbon dioxide from a working power plant could be selected by state officials within the next few months, a utility official said.

September 01, 2014 9:30 pmLoading…

MDU seeking 5.4 percent increase in natural gas rates for eastern Montana

HELENA — Montana-Dakota Utilities is asking state regulators to approve a 5.4 percent rate increase for its nearly 81,000 natural gas customers in eastern Montana — just eight months after an earlier increase was approved.

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Utility projects changes in gas, electricity costs

HELENA — NorthWestern Energy is projecting residential customers' bills for natural gas will go down, while electricity goes up.

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Robert J. Samuelson: Russia's (overblown) natural gas weapon

WASHINGTON — The continuing Ukrainian crisis has cast a specter over Europe: a natural gas cutoff. Russia supplies 30 percent of Europe’s natural gas. In any tit-for-tat exchange of sanctions, this seems the ultimate weapon, dwarfing almost anything Europe and the United States could deploy.…

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Guest opinion: Taxpayers’ small investment will enrich future generations

WASHINGTON — As more and more Americans become aware of the critical need to combat global warming, one of our key weapons literally is blowing in the wind.

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Guest opinion: Wind power subsidies no windfall for taxpayers

WASHINGTON — “The thing about money is that when you have it you don’t need it and when you need it you don’t have it,” my grandfather used to tell me. He could have said the same thing about wind power. It’s most abundant when demand for energy is lowest and least abundant when demand is highest.

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Legislative push made to add big dams to renewable standard

Legislative push made to add big dams to renewable standard

HELENA — A proposal to add hydroelectric dams to the list of renewable resources eligible for energy credits is back before the Montana Legislature.

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Colstrip power plant sued over pollution controls

Colstrip power plant sued over pollution controls

Environmental groups filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against the owners of Montana's massive Colstrip coal-fired power plant, seeking to force the installation of more pollution controls at the decades-old facility.

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Guest opinion: Keep ethanol mandate, shift from corn to biofuels

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The federal requirement for use of ethanol in gasoline was widely criticized in 2012. With a prolonged drought that reduced the production of corn used to make ethanol, the mandate drove up corn prices and the cost of livestock feed, and contributed to global food scarcity.

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Guest opinion: For a cleaner planet, focus on ‘green’ energy

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Recent job growth numbers suggest that the U.S. economy is finally pulling out of its worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. But with unemployment at nearly 8 percent, plenty of Americans are still hurting.

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George Bornemann, a surveyor with CTA Architects

George Bornemann, a surveyor with CTA Architects

George Bornemann, a surveyor with CTA Architects Engineers, walks down the alley between Montana Avenue and First Avenue North on Wednesday as he maps utilities in the area. Burying utility lines in the alley will be the first step toward building the Empire Parking Garage.

October 24, 2012 1:52 pmLoading…
Paint marks utility lines

Paint marks utility lines

Paint marks utility lines in the alley between Montana Avenue and First Avenue North, between north 27th and 28th streets.

October 24, 2012 1:52 pmLoading…
Water restored to Laurel residents; boil order still in effect

Water restored to Laurel residents; boil order still in effect

8 A.M.: Crews have recharged the water lines affected by a Wednesday evening water main break in Laurel.

July 26, 2012 6:00 am Photos

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Laurel deals with broken water line

Laurel deals with broken water line

 A main water line in Laurel that feeds most of the city broke Wednesday afternoon leaving much of the city with little or no water pressure.

July 25, 2012 4:52 pm Photos

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Cheyenne council approves utility increases

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Cheyenne City Council has voted unanimously for higher water and sewer fees to help pay down a state loan for sewer treatment improvements.

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Power plant unit near Kemmerer could switch to gas

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. — One of three coal-fired units at the Naughton Power Plant near Kemmerer could be switched to burn by natural gas.

April 13, 2012 10:20 amLoading…

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