www.windaction.orgfacts, analysis, exposure of wind energy's real impactsWindactionhttp://www.windaction.org/articles/c112+111?theme=atomXarayar2006-06-12T02:16:27ZWasatch back with the wind.383312013-05-09T11:28:52Z2013-05-09T11:28:52ZSpecifically, the company is asking for a 10-month extension of the July 18, 2013, deadline to meet Special Condition #19 requiring the company to provide evidence of sufficient financial resources to construct, maintain, operate, decommission and reclaim the facility. ...The Industrial Siting Council will meet at 10 a.m. on Monday June 24, 2013, to consider the company's request for the extension.New date set for Chokecherry state permit.377922013-03-20T18:40:22Z2013-03-20T18:40:22ZPCW originally planned to file the application on Jan. 21, but decided to wait to apply to see what would happen with Senate File 49, which, if passed, would have required projects requesting a permit from the ISC to spend 25 percent of anticipated project funds during the first two years of the project.Massive Wyoming wind farm developer to seek state permit.374512013-02-19T03:17:14Z2013-02-19T03:17:14ZThe company held its application because of concerns over now-dead legislation which could have affected construction on the project.
The bill in question, Senate File 49, would have required companies with large enough projects to spend at least 25 percent of the anticipated cost in the first two years after approval. Citizens' group loses Wyo. wind farm challenge.367882012-12-18T02:39:35Z2012-12-18T02:39:35Z"While disappointed with the court's ruling, the Northern Laramie Range Alliance believes the outcome is not surprising: As far as we have been able to determine, the ISC has never declined to issue an industrial siting permit in its 40 years of existence," the statement said. The alliance's news release also noted that Edison is in bankruptcy.Environmental groups criticize Wind energy project.363202012-10-15T18:37:45Z2012-10-15T18:37:45ZThe Laramie-based Biodiversity Conservation Alliance is considering legal action because of its concerns that the Chokecherry Sierra Madre Wind Energy Project would devastate local sage grouse and golden eagle populations. The project, calls for the construction of 1,000 wind turbines on 219,707 acres of land in Carbon County.Salazar approves Chokecherry wind energy project.362982012-10-12T03:50:00Z2012-10-12T03:50:00ZThe site, which encompasses approximately 2,000 acres of public and private land, will be home to 1,000 wind turbines and produce 2,500 megawatts of electricity.
Once completed the Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Energy project will be the largest wind farm in the country.
No plans to dump Wyoming's wind energy tax .356452012-07-28T21:06:53Z2012-07-28T21:06:53ZWhen the Power Co. of Wyoming started developing plans for the 1,000-turbine Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Energy Project in Carbon County, it estimated paying between $292 million and $438 million in taxes over 20 years. Under the current tax structure, it would pay an estimated $675 million to $821 million.Election year politics snag Wyoming wind tower plant.356312012-07-27T17:06:21Z2012-07-27T17:06:21Z"They need to have a little more certainty around the customer base before they start putting in the capital investment," Jensen said. "They are going to make sure they have somebody to sell the towers to. You can't expect a company to lay out capital investment and hire people based on a one-year certainty."Wyoming seeks California, Colorado wind power buyers.356522012-07-27T05:53:00Z2012-07-27T05:53:00ZWyoming officials have started a campaign to sell Wyoming wind to California and are preparing a similar sales pitch to Colorado.
Both states want electric utilities to provide a percentage of their power from renewable sources, such as wind.
Wyoming wind farm permits requests stall.356272012-07-26T12:52:25Z2012-07-26T12:52:25ZSo far this year, no developers have visited the state's Industrial Siting Division to discuss any new wind energy project plans, said Todd Parfitt, administrator for the division, which is part of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality.Legal challenge costs Wyoming wind project its utility PPA.351772012-06-08T21:19:07Z2012-06-08T21:19:07ZUS developer Wasatch Wind has postponed the completion of a 100MW project in Wyoming until 2013 due to legal appeals by an opposition group, which have forced it to terminate a power-purchase agreement (PPA) with the state's largest electricity utility.Pioneer Wind Park I delayed to 2013.348942012-05-02T19:23:53Z2012-05-02T19:23:53ZMeanwhile, with the delay for Pioneer I construction until at least 2013, Wasatch's 50-megawatt power purchase agreement with Rocky Mountain Power was terminated because the company could not fulfill the contractual terms to begin delivering power in October. The agreement is vital to the project because it assures financial backers that the wind power can be sold.Legal challenges force delay in Wyoming wind farm project.348482012-04-28T19:23:05Z2012-04-28T19:23:05ZWasatch said the delay comes because numerous legal challenges to the project by the Northern Laramie Range Alliance have made it impossible to start generating power on that site by October, forcing the company to break a power purchase agreement with Rocky Mountain Power.
Men scammed investors with fake Butte County wind farm.347832012-04-12T15:03:58Z2012-04-12T15:03:58ZReed and Scott paid phone solicitors to make cold calls to investors, telling them that the wind farms were being constructed jointly by private investors and the U.S. government. Potential stakeholders were told that "government funds had been set aside by the President of the United States ...these alleged wind farm projects."
Wyoming wind farm construction lags behind permitting.343592012-02-19T09:52:42Z2012-02-19T09:52:42ZNo developer with state turbine permits in hand has abandoned a project, Parfitt said. But a number of wind farms are on hold, have yet to complete additional construction phases or are still dealing with a range of issues.
Sweetwater County halts wind farm applications .343582012-02-15T09:43:54Z2012-02-15T09:43:54ZThe Sweetwater County Commission approved a temporary halt to applications for commercial wind farms, pending changes in county rules and public meetings. The county has not met state standards for wind farm zoning, and Commission Chairman Wally Johnson said that the county is not ready for any new wind farm projects.
Group to appeal court OK of Wasatch wind farm in Wyoming.167312012-01-30T19:02:55Z2012-01-30T19:02:55ZThe Northern Laramie Range Alliance appealed the permits granted by the Converse County Commission in May and by the state Industrial Siting Council -- a state board that must approve large commercial projects in the state -- in June.
Wind tower manufacturing put off.337522011-12-02T13:14:52Z2011-12-02T13:14:52ZConstruction on a wind tower manufacturing facility that was supposed to employ 150 in Laramie County has been delayed until at least next spring.
This throws up "caution flags," said Randy Bruns, CEO of Cheyenne LEADS, the economic development corporation for Cheyenne and Laramie County.
Wyoming wind farm builder wins lawsuit against subcontractor.252102011-11-21T15:07:01Z2011-11-21T15:07:01ZA federal jury awarded Tetra Tech EC Inc. $1,495,539 against Jerry Herling Construction Inc. for breaching its contract by failing to pay its vendors, according to its verdict after a two-week trial in October.
Some of those vendors are Wyoming businesses, according to bankruptcy court records.
As new wind farm looms, Wyoming county eyes its wind projects, power lines.336672011-11-20T14:14:25Z2011-11-20T14:14:25Z"I think it's fair to say our commission is torn about the wind projects in our county," he said. "It's hard to argue against green energy, but quite honestly, is it any more economical than other forms of energy, if the tax incentives weren't in place?"
Reid's concerns about the value of wind energy match those in the larger national debate about renewable, or "green," energy.