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Lawmakers Spike Moratorium on Coal Plant Closures

By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile The Wyoming House of Representatives on Monday killed an amendment  requiring the Wyoming Public Service Commission to impose a 15-year moratorium on retiring coal-fired power plants in the state. Several representatives who voted...

WY Lawmakers United in Limiting Biden’s Oil and Gas, Coal Leasing Bans

U.S. lawmakers from Wyoming, along with dozens of other Congressional members from other states, are moving quickly to kneecap U.S. President Joe Biden’s recent temporary leasing bans for mineral extraction on federally owned lands. Legislation...
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Energy Update for Jan. 29, 2021

Spot Price: PRB Coal Week Ending 1/22/2021 $11.35 / Short Ton Week Ending 1/15/2021 $11.40 / Short Ton (Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration) Wyoming Coal Production Week Ending 1/23/2021 4,771 Thousand Short Tons Week Ending 1/25/2020 4,356 Thousand Short Tons Year to Date (2021): 14,920 Thousand...
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Mass Revenue Loss for County, Energy Downturn Continues

Campbell County suffered a $21 million loss in sales and use (S&U) tax revenue at the end of 2020, the result of low production from a struggling energy industry, a recent state report says. Coal...
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Adverse Solar Bill Advances After Heated Subsidies Debate

By Angus M. Thuermer, Jr., WyoFile Lawmakers on Tuesday advanced a bill authorizing regulators to set reimbursement rates for home-generated solar power and requiring them to “prevent subsidization” of small renewable-power installations. Supported unanimously by the Senate...
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Energy Update for Jan. 22, 2021

Spot Price: PRB Coal Week Ending 1/15/2021 $11.40 / Short Ton Week Ending 1/8/2021 $11.40 / Short Ton (Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration) Wyoming Coal Production Week Ending 1/16/2021 4,356 Thousand Short Tons Week Ending 1/18/2020 5,027 Thousand Short Tons Year to Date (2021): 10,149 Thousand...

Wyoming Innovation Center Advances with Pledges from County, City

The Campbell County Board of Commissioners granted a letter Tuesday pledging $176,000 from the county’s 2021 budget to Energy Capital Economic Development (ECED) for equipment costs at their coal innovation project center. The commissioners voted...
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Wyoming Loses 14,400 Energy Jobs In November Compared To 2019

By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily (this story originally appeared on Cowboy State Daily) After being hit by both a downturn in the energy industry and economic restrictions imposed by the coronavirus, Wyoming lost 14,400...
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Thinking Outside the Basin

Two Gillette Guys Find Opportunity Out of Disruption The machine looks a lot like a miniature R2D2, according to Jason Harris and David “Moon” Mullins, and apparently sounds a lot like him, too. When it...
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Energy Update for Jan. 15, 2021

Spot Price: PRB Coal Week Ending 1/8/202001 $11.40 / Short Ton Week Ending 1/1/2021 $11.55 / Short Ton (Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration) Wyoming Coal Production Week Ending 1/9/2021 4,622 Thousand Short Tons Week Ending 1/11/2020 5,059 Thousand Short Tons Year to Date (2021): 5,793 Thousand...