Power Company of Wyoming, the organization behind what would be the country’s largest wind energy project, said it will wait until next spring to seek key state permits, likely pushing project construction back until fall 2014.28Mar2013 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
The governor’s office is looking into possibly requiring oil and gas companies drilling in the state to test the local groundwater for any pollution before they sink a drill bit into the ground. Colorado recently established new groundwater testing regulations that could provide a template.5Feb2013 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
Now the state is considering a change that could make it easier, possibly, for applicants to “make the grade” by loosening up one of the job’s requirements. Specifically, a bill headed for introduction in the Legislature would eliminate the requirement that the supervisor be a registered petroleum geologist or petroleum engineer.14Jan2013 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
The Court ruled a state board properly approved a proposed 62-turbine wind farm south of Glenrock — a project whose funding partner just filed for bankruptcy protection.19Dec2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
The power plant will utilize renewable biogas generated by a wastewater treatment facility as the fuel source to generate ultra-clean and carbon-neutral electricity to power the data plant.26Nov2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
Environmental groups say the area is prime habitat for the greater sage grouse, a ground bird that the federal government calls “an icon of western sagebrush ecosystems” and that is under consideration for Endangered Species Act listing.18Oct2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
The Bureau of Land Management authorized site-specific environmental analysis to begin at the Chokecherry and Sierra Madre projects in southeastern Wyoming, according to a statement released on Monday. As we’ve reported in Wyoming Energy News, The Power Company of Wyoming, LLC, will develop and operate as many as 1,000 turbines on about 220,000 acres.10Oct2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
Residents who attend will receive more information about the 1,000-wind turbine Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Energy Project south of Rawlins, and be able to ask questions and provide comment to Power Co. of Wyoming, the project’s developer.7Sep2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
The company plans to lease 12,000 acres at the Belvoir Ranch and construct 150 wind towers. The project also could be the first wind/natural gas combination facility in the country.7Aug2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
A detailed federal review of a proposed $3 billion power line that would run through Wyoming, Utah, Colorado and Nevada and deliver power to the Southwest will be delayed about six months, a Bureau of Land Management spokeswoman said.5Aug2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
Officials said Thursday that talks of a waste-to-energy plant near Riverton previously pursued by Dynamis Energy have stopped completely over concerns whether the project would be financially feasible. Two other proposed plants — one in Cheyenne, another in Guernsey — still appear to be in the works, but some have their doubts about whether either of
the plants will get built.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar told reporters that his department is promoting wider use of renewable energy on public land to reduce consumption of foreign oil and create clean energy jobs. The agency has approved 31 utility-scale wind, solar and geothermal projects since 2009 with more than 7,200 megawatts of capacity.3Jul2012 | admin | 2 comments | Continued
The developer stands to pull in $34 million annually in energy sales to local utilities and other customers, but for the deal to go through, the Air Force needs the approval of another federal agency: the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management. That is because the BLM
owns the land and has final say over its use.
“An analysis of current conditions indicates that a viable commercial market in the United States is still farther out, as much as three or four years away, at the earliest,” the companies said, making further investment impractical.9May2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued