January 11, 2017
Cornhusker Harvest project slated for commercial operations in 2019 (click here)
US developer Apex Clean Energy is exploring the feasibility of a 300MW wind project in southeast Nebraska.
Apex aims to start commercial operation in 2019.
The word from Japan is that investment in alternative energy is slowing BECAUSE they need to assess the amount of energy already produced in the country by these methods. Got that? Japan has invested and built so much alternative energy infrastructure it lost track of what is being produced. That is what happens when a country's people author a global initiative called, "Kyoto Protocol."
China has made considerable investments into alternative energies as well. China is turning toward it's grid to allow the alternatives to deliver 100 percent of what is being produced.
The USA is the only major country STUCK in the 1950s!
There are many reasons the international community is more than annoyed with the USA, the country with the largest historical CO2 in the world.
Oh, you don't think Trump's oilmen are going to penalize the work in alternatives?
This is sick and Republicans state they appreciate competition, free market and less regulation. It depends what side of the fence they are on. This is all about cronies and keeping power.
January 12, 2017
By Heather Richards
A bill proposed by six state lawmakers (click here) would charge utilities a penalty if they use wind or solar energy to provide Wyoming consumers with electricity.
If Senate File 71 were law, there would be six permissible resources for generating electricity for Wyomingites, including natural gas and coal. Wind and solar are not on the list, except for individual use.
Utilities would have a year to reach the first compliance milestone of the bill, in which each company would have to get 95 percent of its Wyoming-sold energy from the approved resources.
The following year, 2019, companies must reach 100 percent compliance.
Under the bill, if electricity were generated by wind or solar in Wyoming to serve customers in the state it would come with a $10-per-megawatt-hour penalty. That penalty would be double the suggested tax hike on wind also under consideration this legislative session.
Two of SF 71’s co-sponsors, Rep. Tyler Lindholm, R-Sundance, and Rep. Scott Clem, R-Gillette, referred comment on the bill to Sen. Larry Hicks, R-Baggs, who did not respond to calls requesting an interview.
The bill is unsound, said Shannon Anderson, lawyer for the Powder River Basin Resource Council....