Wind Energy

Wind Turbine Construction Slows
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The number of wind turbines completed in Wyoming is lagging the number of permits issued by state regulators to build them.
Todd Parfitt of the state’s Industrial Siting Division says financial concerns, tax uncertainty, legal and environmental issu…
Mead Says Changing Wind Energy Tax Unlikely
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Gov. Matt Mead says he’s giving up hope that the Wyoming Legislature will change how the state taxes wind energy projects this year.
Wyoming in January began imposing a $1 per megawatt hour tax on wind energy production...
Quaking Aspen Wind Farm Could Create 200 Jobs
ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — A company that wants to build a wind farm south of Rock Springs says the project would create 200 jobs during construction and lead to 25 long-term jobs once it starts operations.
EnXco (en-EX’-koh) presented the economic benefits of the proposal during…
Feds Give Priority Reviews To Wyo. Energy Projects
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The decision by the federal government to give priority review to three Wyoming wind generation projects and two transmission line projects bodes well for the state’s burgeoning renewable energy industry.
Last week, the Bureau of Land Management announced i…
Groups Discuss Wind Farm Impact On Historic Sites
RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) — Federal and state officials held a closed meeting recently with private landowners about the Chokecherry Sierra Madre wind farm project south of Rawlins.
Bureau of Land Management archaeologist Pat Walker says the meeting last week in Rawlins was not open to the public in o…

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