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Wyoming ITC

Future ITC Tenant Receives DOE Award

Wyoming Integrated Test Center located at Dry Fork Station   The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded funding to a leading research and development company to test carbon capture technologies at the Wyoming Integrated Test Center...
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Wyoming Innovation Center breaks ground

The new facility will provide research space and technology to assist in the scaling-up of technologies that use coal to produce new products On a shale covered site north of Gillette, Energy Capital Economic Development...
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Energy Update for April 17

Here's your Campbell County energy update for April 17. Spot Price: PRB Coal Week Ended 4/10/2020 $11.55 / Short Ton Last Week $11.55 / Short Ton (Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration) Wyoming Coal Production Week Ended 4/11/2020 3,577 Thousand Short Tons Previous Week 3,942 Thousand...

Ruffatto gets 18 Months, $14.4M Penalty for Two Elk Fraud

Two Elk Promoter Michael Ruffatto was sentenced in the Joseph F. Weis Jr. Courthouse in Pittsburgh on June 27. (Alan Karchmer) By Rone Tempest, WyoFile.com PITTSBURGH — A federal judge Wednesday sentenced Two Elk power plant promoter...
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UW Analysis: Wyoming Could Lose $12.9B From Energy Moratorium

By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily (this story originally appeared on Cowboy State Daily)  Wyoming could lose $12.9 billion in tax revenue if the energy moratorium implemented by President Joe Biden isn’t lifted in a timely...
A coal seam at the North Antelope Rochelle mine in Campbell County, Wyo. is pictured. (H/t BLM Wyoming/Flickr, Creative Commons)

Interior Finalizes Rule Easing Off Coal Oversight

By James Marshall, E&E News PM, E&E News The Interior Department finalized a rule today that could curb oversight of state coal mine regulators. Ten-day notices are a key enforcement tool the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation...
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Coal Crunch, COVID-19 Wipe Out 300 Mining Jobs in One Day

A train loaded with Powder River Basin coal sat sidelined near Rozet recently. Wyoming's Powder River Basin coal complex is served by two railroads, Union Pacific and BNSF Railway, which predominantly use 2-mile long...
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Wyoming Ramps Up Carbon Capture Research Efforts

Governor Mark Gordon reiterated his support today for a joint study to explore carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCSU) at two of Wyoming’s coal-fueled electrical generation plants, according to a Dec. 9 press release...

Tapping into the Grid

Wyoming and California may have more in common than they imagine when it comes to the future of their energy resources, according to Richard Horner, director of emerging technology at University of Wyoming’s Energy...
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Calif. Blackouts: A ‘Wake-Up Call’ for Clean Energy?

By Peter Behr, Energywire, E&E News When rolling blackouts hit heat-stricken California last weekend, Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) angrily blasted the state's grid officials for failing to do their job."These blackouts, which occurred without prior...