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.
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.
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.
HELENA — NorthWestern Energy is projecting residential customers' bills for natural gas will go down, while electricity goes up.
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.…
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.
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.
HELENA — A proposal to add hydroelectric dams to the list of renewable resources eligible for energy credits is back before the Montana Legislature.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Paint marks utility lines in the alley between Montana Avenue and First Avenue North, between north 27th and 28th streets.
8 A.M.: Crews have recharged the water lines affected by a Wednesday evening water main break in Laurel.
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.
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.
ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. — One of three coal-fired units at the Naughton Power Plant near Kemmerer could be switched to burn by natural gas.
CUSHING, Okla. — President Barack Obama firmly defended his record on oil drilling Thursday, ordering the government to fast-track an Oklahoma pipeline while accusing Congress of playing politics with a larger Canada-to-Gulf Coast project.
WASHINGTON — A week after President Obama denied the application for the Keystone XL pipeline — which would carry oil from Canada’s tar sands deposits in Alberta to U.S. refineries along the Gulf of Mexico — it’s time for an energy reality check. What’s the future hold? It may be better than…