Chinese company offers to train ex-miners in the ways of wind energy

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Miners may be able to find work in the wind energy industry, with the right training The transition toward renewable energy seems unstoppable and this has raised some concern among those working in the coal industry. Many fear that they will no longer be able to work as the renewable energy sector continues to grow and clean power replaces coal. A Chinese company called Goldwind is looking to help alleviate these fears. The company has plans to offer workers in the United States with the training needed to find employment…

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More than $3 billion to be invested in Wyoming’s wind energy space

Companies plan to show strong financial support for wind energy Two companies have announced major investments in Wyoming’s wind energy sector. Rocky Mountain Power and Alchemy Sciences will both commit large sums of financial support to the wind industry, which could help it grow for years to come. The investments could help diversify Wyoming’s economy, placing more focus on clean power, which could help create thousands of new jobs that will help further invigorate the state’s economy. $3.5 billion investment will help wind energy thrive in Wyoming Rocky Mountain Power…

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Wyoming seeks to increase a tax on wind energy

State lawmakers consider increasing a four-year-old tax on wind As one of the largest wind energy systems in the United States inches closer to beginning construction in Wyoming, state lawmakers are looking to increase taxes on one of the state’s most plentiful resources: Wind. Four years ago, state lawmakers effectively declared Wyoming to be the owner of the winds billowing throughout the state. In doing so, lawmakers instituted a tax on wind resources, generating approximately $15 million in tax revenue over the past four years. Now, legislators hope to increase…

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Wyoming to be home to massive wind energy project

Federal agency notes that wind project has reached a major milestone The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has announced that the largest proposed wind energy system in the country has reached a major milestone. The project is set to take form in Wyoming and is expected to create as much as 1,000 jobs at the peak of its construction. Once operational, the wind project is expected to generate as much as 3,000 megawatts of electricity, which is enough to power approximately 1 million average homes. Project to have 1,000 wind…

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Alternative fuels will be taxed in Wyoming

A new law taxes biodiesel, natural gas, and other alternative highway fuels. Wyoming consumers who drive vehicles powered by alternative fuels, like biodiesel and ethanol, will soon have to pay the same fuel taxes as those who fuel up with gasoline and diesel, as a new bill recently signed into law by the state’s governor, Gov. Matthew H. Mead, will impose a tax on these greener fuels, which is set to take effect this summer. The 24 cents per gallon tax is the same rate traditional fuels are taxed. However,…

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New Microsoft data center is powered by fuel cells

Microsoft, FuelCell Energy, and Siemens build a zero-carbon data center in Wyoming Microsoft has built a new, zero-carbon data center in Cheyenne, Wyoming, with the help of Siemens and FuelCell Energy. The companies built the data center to accommodate Microsoft’s growing data storage and management needs, but also to showcase how such facilities can be completely powered by renewable energy. Data centers are notoriously energy hungry, requiring large quantities of electrical power in order to remain operational for extended periods of time. Biogas fuel cells will be able to satisfy…

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