Top Energy Official to Visit the Cowboy State
Former Wyoming Governor Matt Mead (fourth from the left) poses for a photo with other dignitaries at the grand opening ceremony of the Integrated Test Center northeast of Gillette in May 2018.
The Assistant Secretary of Fossil Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will take a tour of Wyoming this week to see the mining industry in action and the state’s investments in fossil energy technology.
Accepting an invitation from Gov. Mark Gordon, Steven Winberg and other DOE staff will spend three days in Wyoming with stops at UW’s School of Energy Resources, the Integrated Test Center, and CarbonSAFE.
“As the leading coal-producing state in the country and home to some of the most innovative fossil energy research, I am thrilled to highlight firsthand and on the ground the areas where Wyoming has led the way in energy and forward-looking climate solutions,” Gordon said in a press release. “I look forward to working with DOE to find avenues to move these important technologies towards commercialization.”
Gordon and Winberg met at the Utah Energy Summit in May, which was the catalyst for this week’s visit.
According to the release, the Office of Fossil Energy is an arm of the DOE focused on advancing carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS) technologies.
The tour is scheduled to begin Wednesday, Aug. 21.