Wyoming News

The following news clips highlight Wyoming involvement in recent renewable energy and energy efficiency projects and list in chronological order. Here you can scroll through of stories dating back to 2003. Alternatively, you can search state energy news by state and topic.

November 20, 2013

DOI Approves New High-Voltage Transmission Line in Wyoming and Idaho

The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) announced approval of the majority of the proposed Gateway West Transmission Line Project, a 990-mile, high-voltage line in Wyoming and Idaho. More

September 4, 2013

Cost Gap for Western Renewables Could Narrow by 2025: NREL

A new Energy Department study conducted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) indicates that by 2025 wind and solar power electricity generation could become cost-competitive without federal subsidies. More

July 25, 2013

900-MW Wind Project Planned in Wyoming

A developer recently filed plans for the Wyoming Wind Project, potentially adding 900 megawatts (MW) from turbines in east-central Wyoming. More

May 22, 2013

USDA to Boost Rural Electric Grid Efficiency and Reliability in 8 States

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced funding for four rural electric projects in eight states—Colorado, Georgia, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, and Wyoming, and includes more than $20 million in Smart Grid funding. More

October 24, 2012

Interior Department Hits Goal for Renewable Energy on Public Lands

The U.S. Department of the Interior announced that the Department has reached the goal of authorizing 10,000 megawatts of renewable power on public lands. More

October 24, 2012

Report: Utility Efficiency Could Save Southwest Consumers $20 Billion

Expanded energy efficiency programs from utilities in six Southwestern states could save consumers $20 billion by 2020, according to a new study by the Colorado-based public interest group Southwest Energy Efficiency Project. More

August 15, 2012

White House Expedites Seven Major Renewable Energy Projects

The Obama Administration announced that seven significant solar and wind energy projects in Arizona, California, Nevada, and Wyoming will be expedited, providing nearly 5,000 megawatts of electricity, enough to power about 1.5 million homes. More

July 5, 2012

Interior Reports Two Major Wind Energy Initiatives Finish Review

The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) announced on July 2 that two major wind energy initiatives have completed important environmental reviews in three states—in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Wyoming—clearing the way for public comment and final review. More

February 16, 2011

DOE Finalizes Loan Guarantee for New Transmission Project in Southwest

DOE has announced that it has finalized a $343 million loan guarantee, supported by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, to develop the One Nevada Transmission Line, which will carry 600 megawatts of electricity including renewable energy power. More

September 16, 2009

DOE Delivers $354 Million for Energy Efficiency Projects in 22 States

DOE has awarded $354 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to 22 states under the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program. More

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