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Gov Mead: Wyoming will keep fighting for coal

Gov Mead: Wyoming will keep fighting for coal

By on Jan 16, 2016 in In the News |

Guest opinion by Governor Matt Mead Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead Wyoming mines produced 361 million tons of coal through December 26, 2015 generating over one-third of the electricity in the United States. Coal mines employ 134,000 people across the country, of those, 6,500 are in Wyoming. Coal is important to Wyoming and to the nation. We thank coal miners and all...

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Powerplant Emissions Can Put The Fizz In Your Soda (And Maybe Much More)

Powerplant Emissions Can Put The Fizz In Your Soda (And Maybe Much More)

By on Dec 14, 2015 in In the News |

Carbon dioxide emissions have a pretty bad reputation these days. The Paris Climate Conference brought together delegations from all over the world in an effort to cut carbon emissions and avoid catastrophic global warming. But right now, the dirtiest fuel—coal—still supplies nearly 40% of the electricity in the U.S. and in even more in many developing countries....

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Gov. Mead Announces Home Of CO2 Test Center

Gov. Mead Announces Home Of CO2 Test Center

By on Oct 16, 2015 in In the News |

Governor Mead announced that the so-called Integrated Test Center will be built at the Dry Fork Station, a coal-fired powerplant near Gillette. The state has pledged $15 million dollars in funding for the lab. Another $5 million will come from the Denver-based power company Tri-State Generation. The goal is to develop new technology to turn carbon dioxide into...

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Carbon Dioxide: Liability Or Asset?

Carbon Dioxide: Liability Or Asset?

By on Oct 16, 2015 in In the News |

As we have reported recently, Wyoming has started looking for new ways to use coal, beyond simply burning it for power. The state is also starting to look at new ways to use a coal byproduct that has become a serious liability: carbon dioxide. The recently announced $20 million Carbon XPrize is intended to spur innovators to address that very problem. Wyoming Public...

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XPRIZE to sweeten carbon capture lab

XPRIZE to sweeten carbon capture lab

By on Oct 9, 2015 in In the News |

The new Integrated Test Center carbon capture lab at Basin Electric’s Dry Fork Station will have an added incentive for researchers: a $10 million XPRIZE. During Thursday’s Wyoming Infrastructure Authority (WIA) fall meeting in Jackson, the WIA Board of Directors approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the XPRIZE Foundation to use the Integrated Test...

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