From coal miner to wind-farm worker: Wyoming retraining program

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Goldwind Americas, a subsidiary of a leading Chinese wind-turbine manufacturer, continues to expand in the United States and it has eyed Wyoming. President Donald Trump has announced his intention to pull the United States from the Paris Climate Pact, but private companies and other entities are taking on the challenge of clean energy themselves. jobs renewable energy wind energy fossil fuels

New bill in coal-producing Wyoming would ban renewable energy for utilities

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While renewable-energy use has grown substantially over the last few years, the regulatory environment remains volatile. Some states have worked hard to stimulate renewable energy, supporting infrastructure projects and offering incentives to consumers who install home solar arrays. But others have tried to restrict renewable energy, often at the. laws Politics energy policy electric utilities renewable energy fossil fuels

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UW researchers discover major lithium resource in Wyoming; potential integrated brine production/CO2 storage system

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Researchers at the University of Wyoming Carbon Management Institute (CMI) discovered a major new lithium resource near Rock Springs during a geological carbon dioxide storage site characterization project sponsored by the US Department of Energy. We’re excited about this discovery and the prospect of creating a completely new industry in Wyoming.

Wyoming Lithium To Make U.S. Self-Sufficient In Electric-Car Batteries?

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It''s a major threat to national security: A natural resource needed by one or many nations is controlled by only a few countries, which don''t much like how the rest of the world runs itself. It applies to oil. It applies to rare-earth metals. Some worry it also applies to lithium, the element used in batteries that power the fast-growing segment

4 companies jointly propose $8B green energy initiative for LA area; Wyoming wind, Utah storage, transmission

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The project would require construction of one of America’s largest wind farms in Wyoming, one of the world’s biggest energy storage facilities (compressed air energy storage, CAES) in Utah, and a 525-mile electric transmission line connecting the two sites.

Tesla Supercharger Quick Charging Stations Expand Beyond Coasts

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Tesla Motors is taking its Supercharger fast-charging network to a place it''s never been: Wyoming. The electric-car company plopped a Supercharger station down in Lusk, a town in the least-populated county of the least-populated state in the country, according to an Associated Press report (via the Seattle Post-Intelligencer). The Equality State''s

DOT to award $42M to New York, Wyoming and Tampa to pilot connected vehicle technologies

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The US Department of Transportation (DOT) will award up to $42 million to New York City, Wyoming, and Tampa, FL will receive up to $42 million to pilot next-generation technology in infrastructure and in vehicles to share and communicate anonymous information with each other and their surroundings in real time, reducing congestion and greenhouse gas emissions, and cutting the unimpaired vehicle crash rate by 80%.

DOE awards $18M to 5 projects to accelerate development of plug-in electric vehicles & use of other alternative fuels

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million to accelerate PEV adoption by developing electric highway corridors along I-15, I-80, I-70, and I-84 in Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming.

Escalera Resources enters into letter agreement to initiate the development of GTL plant in Wyoming

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has entered into a letter agreement with Wyoming GTL (WYGTL) (based in Reno, Nevada) jointly to initiate the development, construction and operations of a gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant to be located in Cheyenne, Wyoming. working interest in the Catalina unit, a natural gas CBM (coalbed methane) field in southwestern Wyoming. Colorado-based natural gas developer Escalera Resources Co.

Denbury poised to begin construction on Greencore CO2 pipeline for EOR operations in Wyoming and Montana

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Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) company, will soon begin construction on the Greencore Pipeline —a 232-mile, 20-inch pipeline through Wyoming to Montana that will move CO 2 to mature and depleted oil fields in both states for EOR. Billings Gazette. Denbury Resources, a CO 2.

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ExxonMobil contributes $2.5M to University of Wyoming to support unconventional hydrocarbon research

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million to the University of Wyoming to provide laboratory equipment for the university’s Improved Recovery Program, which is part of the newly created Center for Advanced Oil and Gas Technologies. Expansion of the Improved Recovery Program has direct implications for the future of the state and its citizens, the University said, as Wyoming’s economy is based on natural resource extraction. Wyoming is believed to hold significant unconventional oil and gas resources.

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Linc Energy submits permit for Wyoming underground coal gasification demo facility

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a permit application and commenced the approval process with the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WDEQ) to build and operate a Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) demonstration plant in its coal tenement lease areas in Wyoming’s. The Wyoming permit application is based upon more than 16 months of continuous work and. located near Wright, Wyoming. km) of coal within the Wyoming PRB. Australia-based Linc Energy Ltd. has submitted.

Wyoming Clean Coal Task Force wards $8.8M to 9 projects for 2011, including coal-to-liquids

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In its latest round of funding, reviewed last month by the state’s Joint Minerals, Business and Economic Development Interim Committee, the Wyoming Clean Coal Task Force (CCTF) endorsed nine projects covering research in the fields of carbon capture and sequestration, gasification technology, post-combustion methods, gas clean-up and coal-to-liquids conversion.

Peabody Energy Grants $2M to Develop Coal Energy Technology Lab at the University of Wyoming

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The University of Wyoming (UW) has received a $2 million grant from coal giant Peabody Energy to create the Peabody Energy Clean Coal Technology Laboratory in the UW Energy Resources Center in Laramie. This gift will be doubled by the Wyoming State Legislature matching fund.

General Synfuels to Test In-Situ Oil Shale Gasification Technology in Wyoming and Colorado

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has secured an exploration agreement for lands in Wyoming and rights to a separate oil shale resource opportunity in Colorado. General Synfuels International (GSI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Earth Search Sciences, Inc.,

ExxonMobil expands carbon capture plant in Wyoming; Controlled Freeze Zone technology

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ExxonMobil has completed of an expansion to a carbon capture plant using its Controlled Freeze Zone capture technology near LaBarge, Wyoming. The carbon dioxide for this project is captured from the natural gas streams produced from fields in Wyoming. The $86-million expansion includes the installation of compressors to capture 50% more carbon dioxide for potential use in enhanced oil recovery and other industrial uses. In 2008, ExxonMobil captured nearly 4 million metric tons.

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DKRW Advanced Fuels secures EPC contract with Sinopec Engineering for Medicine Bow coal-to-liquids project in Wyoming

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Using bituminous coal from southern Wyoming, the Medicine Bow facility will produce 11,600 barrels per day of very low sulfur gasoline using GE gasification technology and methanol?to?gasoline key engineering, procurement and construction services for the DKRW industrial gasification and liquefaction facility located at Medicine Bow in Carbon County, Wyoming.

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Linc Energy Acquires Wyoming Coal Assets for Underground Gasification and Gas-to-Liquids

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Australia-based Linc Energy Limited has signed a purchase agreement to acquire a 100% interest in 92,059 acres of coal tenement lease areas in the Powder River Basin in Wyoming USA from GasTech Inc, a company based in Casper Wyoming. Linc Energy will establish an office in Wyoming to ensure completion of an underground coal gasification (UCG) pilot program and to support its planned commercialization of UCG to Gas to Liquid (GTL) in the USA.

Questionable electric-car study, GM biodiesel, WY threatens renewable energy: Today's Car News

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Today, a study on electric-car emissions is based on questionable assumptions, General Motors offers B20 biodiesel capability in several car and truck models, and a Wyoming bill would essentially ban utilities from using renewable energy. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Two U.S. agencies concluded that 2016 was the hottest year on record. Today in Car News

MSU-led regional team awarded $6M NSF grant to research biofuel, carbon capture technologies

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The basin contains parts or most of five states—Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, North Dakota and Nebraska—and more than 20 Indian reservations. A regional interdisciplinary team led by Montana State University has received $6 million from the National Science Foundation to address questions about whether biofuels and carbon capture technologies can be sustainably introduced into the Upper Missouri River Basin.

27 teams advancing in $20M NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE; converting CO2 to products

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Teams competing in the coal track will test their technologies at the Wyoming Integrated Test Center (ITC), a cutting-edge carbon research facility in Gillette, WY. XPRIZE announced the 27 teams representing six countries advancing in the $20-million NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE, a global competition to develop technologies that convert the most carbon dioxide emissions from natural gas and power plant facilities into products with the highest net value.

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ICCT study finds state EV incentives playing a significant role in driving sales

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On the other hand, Mississippi, Oklahoma, North Dakota, and Wyoming are examples of states offering nearly no benefits to electric vehicle owners, and have nearly no EV sales.

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US vehicle miles travelled up 3% in first 9 months of 2016 to 2.4 trillion miles

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billion miles of 19 states—Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming – and Washington, D.C. US driving topped 2.4

DKRW Advanced Fuels signs major off-take contract for 100% of coal-derived gasoline from Medicine Bow project

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Medicine Bow, Wyoming. EOR has been used for years in Wyoming, West Texas and the US Gulf Coast to increase oil production from depleted oil and gas fields. The project is also in the process of securing a financing package from private and public sources, including the possible use of certain bond programs available for industrial development in the State of Wyoming.

US BLM issues draft PEIS for oil shale and oil sands; significantly scales back public land available for commercial leasing

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The US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has published the Notice of Availability (NOA) of the Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) and Possible Land Use Amendments for Allocation of Oil Shale and Tar Sands Resources on Lands Administered by the BLM in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming. The majority of US oil shale (and the world’s largest oil shale deposit) is found in the Green River Formation in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming.

New passenger vehicle diesel registrations in US up 11.5%, hybrids up 65% from 2010-2013; diesel 2.5x hybrids

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Wyoming was the state in 2013 with the highest percentage of diesel passenger vehicles (10.8%, 66,362 units), followed by Montana (8.1%, 97,454 units).

13 governors send letter to automakers encouraging natural gas vehicle development

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The states participating in the letter with Colorado and Oklahoma are: Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper announced that he and 12 other governors sent a letter to the CEOs of 19 auto companies encouraging them to manufacture vehicles that use natural gas. This letter is part of a multi-state agreement initiated last fall by Hickenlooper and Oklahoma Gov.

EIA: new drilling technology revitalizes Powder River Basin oil production

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The Powder River Basin encompasses more than 43,000 square miles and is located primarily in northeast Wyoming and southeast Montana, along with small areas of South Dakota and Nebraska.

GM investing $328M in Flint Assembly Plant for next-generation of full-size pickups

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The Flint Engine, Bay City Powertrain, Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly, Lansing Grand River Assembly, Saginaw Powertrain and GM Components Holdings in Wyoming, Mich., General Motors will invest $328 million to prepare its plant in Flint, Mich. to build the next generation of Chevrolet and GMC full-size pickup trucks. The plant builds the heavy-duty versions of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. Increased sales of the new-for-2011 trucks have led to an additional 2.4

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First crude oil unit train departs Meritage Midstream’s Black Thunder Terminal at Arch coal mine

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Meritage Midstream Services II, LLC announced that the first crude oil unit train loaded at its Black Thunder Terminal departed the Wyoming terminal on Friday. The Black Thunder Terminal provides outbound rail-to-market optionality for crude oil production from Wyoming’s Powder River Basin.

Williams, Williams Partners L.P. and Access Midstream Partners, L.P. in $50B merger deal

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Large-scale positions in growing natural-gas supply areas in major shale and unconventional producing areas, including the Marcellus, Utica, Piceance, Four Corners, Wyoming, Eagle Ford, Haynesville, Barnett, Mid-continent and Niobrara. Williams, Williams Partners L.P., and Access Midstream Partners, L.P. announced that Williams Partners and Access Midstream Partners have reached and entered into a merger agreement; total transaction value is approximately $50 billion.

DOE-sponsored drilling projects demonstrate significant CO2 storage at three sites

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Managed by the Office of Fossil Energy’s (FE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), the site characterization well drilling projects occurred in the resource-rich Black Warrior Basin in northwest Alabama; the Newark Basin, underlying a heavily industrialized region in parts of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania; and the Rock Springs Uplift in southwestern Wyoming, in proximity to some of the state’s largest sources of CO2 emissions.

USGS’ first assessment of shale gas resources in the Utica Shale: 38 trillion cubic feet

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This is followed closely by the Greater Green River Basin in southwestern Wyoming, which has 84 TCF of undiscovered natural gas, of which 82 TCF is continuous (tight gas).

ORNL assessment finds >65 GW of untapped hydropower in US rivers and streams

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Kansas, Missouri, Pennsylvania and Wyoming led the rest of the country in new stream-reach hydropower potential. A new assessment conducted by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has identified more than 65 gigawatts of untapped hydropower potential in US rivers and streams.

EIA releases report on CO2 emissions by state; California led in 2010 with transportation-sector emissions

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In terms of per capita emissions, the top emitter was Wyoming (118.5 In 2010 the top 3 states included: Wyoming (1,886 mt CO 2 / million dollars of GDP), West Virginia (1,767 mt CO 2 / million dollars of GDP), and North Dakota (1,681 mt CO 2 / million dollars of GDP). Energy-related CO 2 emissions buy state, 2010. Source: EIA. Click to enlarge. The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) has released a new report, State-Level Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions, 2000-2010.

General Synfuels Forms $10M Technology Partnership for Oil Shale Prototype Plant

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to complete funding of the Phase 1 construction of a full-scale prototype oil shale plant under construction in Rock Springs, Wyoming. In 2009, GSI secured an exploration agreement for lands in Wyoming and rights to a separate oil shale resource opportunity in Colorado. General Synfuels International (GSI), a subsidiary of Earth Search Sciences, Inc., has formed the $10-million “Patriot’s Oil Shale Technology Fund L.P.”,

US new light-duty diesel sales dropped slightly in 2016 to 280,000 units from 300,000 in 2015

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Smaller population Western states had the overall highest percentage of diesel passenger vehicles led by Wyoming (11%), Montana (8%) and Idaho (7.5%). The US added more than 280,000 new diesel passenger vehicles across the country in 2016, with Texas, California and Florida having the highest numbers of diesel vehicles, according to a Diesel Technology Forum analysis of the latest Vehicles in Operation (VIO) data compiled by IHS Automotive (December 2016).

DOT awards more than $45M to three Connected Vehicle Pilot sites for phase two

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Selected in 2015, the Connected Vehicle Pilot sites include Wyoming, New York City, and Tampa. The US Department of Transportation (USDOT) awarded three cooperative agreements collectively worth more than $45 million to initiate the design/build/test phase of the Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program. Earlier post.).

Pike Research forecasts US plug-in vehicle penetration rates to be highest in smaller states

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New York and California today account for more than half of the available PEVs in the United States, while Southern states like Mississippi, Arkansas, and Alabama, as well as largely rural states such as Wyoming and Alaska, have very few plug-in electric vehicles available. Pike Research forecasts that annual sales of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) will reach 358,959 vehicles by 2017, representing a compound anual growth rate (CAGR) of 43% between 2011 and 2017.

Geothermal energy in US grew 5% in 2012; California the leader

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of renewable energy generation in the United States, with geothermal plants and small power units online in nine states including California, Nevada, Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah and Wyoming. Preliminary industry data reveals that year-end geothermal growth in 2012 was up 5% from the previous year, according to the Geothermal Energy Association ( GEA ). This uptick in development— representing 147.05