SHELLENBERGER: Unreliable Nature of Solar and Wind Makes Electricity More Expensive, New Study Finds

– (Forbes, April 22) – Solar panels and wind turbines are making electricity significantly more expensive, a major new study by a team of economists from the University of Chicago finds. Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) “significantly increase average retail electricity prices, with prices increasing by 11% (1.3 cents per kWh) seven years after the policy’s […]

BERNSTEIN: When the Electricity Market Is the Problem

(Morning Consult, April 24) – “Allow the market to work” has been the catchphrase rebuttal whenever it’s suggested that the accelerating loss of America’s baseload, fuel-secure power plants threatens power grid reliability. Renewable and natural gas advocates have sung it from the rooftops. What their dismissal assumes — what their unshakeable faith in the market […]

US Coal Producer Ramaco Wins Important Legal Victory in Wyoming

(S&P Global, April 23) – Coal producer Ramaco has won an important legal victory in Wyoming after a Wyoming District Court judge ruled that the company’s proposed Brook Mining mine be allowed to extract coal beneath surface land near Sheridan. The surface land is owned by Big Horn Coal, a subsidiary of Utah-based coal mining […]

Peninsula Energy Shares Surge on Securing Permit to Mine Amendment Approval for Lance Projects

(Proactive Investors, March 21) – Peninsula Energy Ltd (ASX:PEN) has achieved a major milestone in the regulatory approval process for the use of low pH solutions at the Lance Uranium Projects in Wyoming. The company’s wholly owned subsidiary, Strata Energy Inc, has received formal approval from the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WDEQ) of the Permit to […]

Uranium Company Proposes Shirley Basin Revival

(Laramie Daily Boomerang, March 21) – A uranium company is proposing to re-open the uranium mines in Shirley Basin. Ur-Energy’s Shirley Basin reserves lie directly between Rock River and Casper. The site is about an hour drive from both municipalities. During Shirley Basin’s hey-day from the 1960s to the 1990s, the mining site produced 51 […]

Acosta Tours NARM, Touts Safety, Job Growth

(Gillette News Record, March 19) – U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi has a saying that he likes to use. “A picture is worth a thousand words, but being on the ground is worth a thousand pictures.” Enzi used that phrase as a reason why it was so important to have U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta […]

US Signs Off on Wyoming Uranium Mine Expansion

(Associated Press, March 19) – The U.S. government approved plans Tuesday to expand a Wyoming uranium mine while it considers a proposed new mine by the same developer not far away. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management will allow Littleton, Colorado-based Ur-Energy to more than double the surface area of its Lost Creek Mine while […]

Wyoming Lawmakers Plan To Fight Upcoming Climate Change Push

(Wyoming Public Media, November 16) – Democrats preparing to take over control of the U.S. House of Representatives in January are gunning for major battles on climate change and energy issues, which could hurt the economic gains witnessed in Wyoming this Trump-energy-era. Liz Cheney, the state’s lone member of the House, is now following her […]

DOE Office Will Fund R&D for ‘Coal Plant of the Future’

(Power Magazine, November 14) – The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) this week said it will fund research and development (R&D) efforts “that will advance first-of-a-kind coal generation technologies.” The FE on November 13 said its Coal FIRST (Flexible, Innovative, Resilient, Small, Transformative) program “will develop the coal plant of […]

BARRASSO: New EPA Plan Puts States in the Driver’s Seat

(USA Today, August 21) – The Obama administration abused environmental laws by issuing punishing regulations. It tried to transform the energy sector by declaring war on coal. My home state of Wyoming felt the effects firsthand. Wyoming is America’s leading coal producer. Coal creates good paying jobs, helps communities grow, and provides affordable energy. Under the […]