Power Plants http://wyomingpublicradio.net en Coal industry braces for new emissions rules http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/coal-industry-braces-new-emissions-rules <p>The federal government is getting ready to unveil rules for carbon emissions at new <span class="highlight" id="0.4811786012353736" name="searchHitInReadingPane">coal</span>-fired power plants, and they probably won't be what industry had hoped for.</p><p></p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 13:25:19 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 46972 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Coal industry braces for new emissions rules Wyoming leaders say Washington targets coal http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/wyoming-leaders-say-washington-targets-coal <p>Wyoming leaders say the state's energy-based economy is suffering under recent Obama administration environmental initiatives.</p><p></p><p>Republican Gov. Matt Mead plans to testify next week in Cheyenne against a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposal to restrict emissions from coal-fired power plants.</p><p>Mead says the rule will cost Wyoming's five coal-fired power plants about $1 billion initially and perhaps $100 million a year thereafter. He says implementing the regulations won't affect haze.</p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 22:19:28 +0000 The Associated Press 43653 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Wyoming leaders say Washington targets coal Public Service Commission approves natural gas electricity plant http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/public-service-commission-approves-natural-gas-electricity-plant <p>Cheyenne Light, Fuel and Power and Black Hills Power received approval from the Wyoming Public Service Commission to build a new natural gas fired electric generating facility in Cheyenne.&nbsp; Construction on the 237-million-dollar facility will begin next year.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 02 Aug 2012 00:50:24 +0000 Bob Beck 27829 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Public Service Commission approves natural gas electricity plant Emissions Data Blames Power Plants For Pollution http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/emissions-data-blames-power-plants-pollution <p>The most detailed data yet on emissions of heat-trapping gases show that U.S. power plants are responsible for the bulk of the pollution blamed for global warming. The data released today reveals that power plants released 72 percent of the greenhouse gases reported to the Environmental Protection Agency for 2010. Wyoming is among a handful of states that are home to high-polluting power plants, according to the data.</p> Thu, 12 Jan 2012 00:39:58 +0000 The Associated Press 17956 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net