power plant http://wyomingpublicradio.net en New Carbon Regulations Could Be Boom or Bust For Wyoming http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/new-carbon-regulations-could-be-boom-or-bust-wyoming <p>This week, the Obama administration announced new regulations &nbsp;for carbon dioxide emissions from new power plants.</p><p>When the Environmental Protection Agency determined that carbon dioxide emissions were endangering the public in 2009, Ron Surdam, Director of the Carbon Management Institute at the University of Wyoming, says he saw the writing on the wall: there would be a cap on new power plant emissions, which is exactly what the EPA announced this week.</p> Wed, 28 Mar 2012 22:43:51 +0000 Sara Hossaini 21810 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net New Carbon Regulations Could Be Boom or Bust For Wyoming Power plants to use trash as fuel http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/power-plants-use-trash-fuel <p>&nbsp;Plans are moving ahead for three power plants in Wyoming that would burn trash to produce electricity.</p><p>Guernsey-based American Renewable Energy Associates proposes to build power plants in Cheyenne and Guernsey.</p><p>The Guernsey plant would process 150 tons of garbage a day and produce 9 megawatts. The Cheyenne plant would process 200 tons per day and produce 13 megawatts.</p><p>Company spokeswoman Heather Foster says the plants are on schedule to open next year.</p><p>A third garbage-fueled power plant would be built in Riverton.</p> Tue, 29 Nov 2011 00:57:13 +0000 The Associated Press 15692 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net