Western opposition to coal plants could land them in Wyoming
GILLETTE -- Wyoming energy officials hope that recent action by the Idaho Legislature to place a two-year moratorium on new construction of coal-burning power plants will work in Wyoming's favor.
April 3, 2006
by Dustin Bleizeffer
in Jackson Hole Star Tribune
Faced with growing opposition rooted in health and environmental concerns, Sempra Generation announced this week it plans to abandon a proposed $1 billion, 600-megawatt coal-fired power plant in Idaho and a $2 billion, 1,200-megawatt coal-fired power plant in Nevada.
Moving in the other direction, Wyoming recently passed legislation expanding the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority's $1 billion bonding capability to include coal-based power generation, including proven -- but not yet commercialized -- clean-coal technologies.
Steve Waddington, executive director of the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority, said his organization wants Wyoming to host the next generation of electrical power sources. That will likely include a... [continue via Web link]