Tax reform is going to impact renewables, oil and gas, and energy overall in the western U.S. Now that the President has signed the final tax bill into law, what does it mean for western energy? Inside Energy helps unpack.
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Living With Uncertainty: An Inside Energy Podcast Special
By Leigh Paterson |
Is having oil and gas development nearby bad for your health? In this story, we’re going to dig into what is known and what is unknown about these dangers and why those unknowns still exist, as more and more wells are drilled. We’re going to meet different people with different perspectives, who are all gathering data or studying it. They’re looking for answers and living with unknowns.
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Energy Dominance A Theme For Lawmakers In D.C.
It’s been a busy week for lawmakers in the nation’s capital pushing their bills that fall in line with the Trump Administration’s energy dominance agenda. Congresswoman Liz Cheney is working to make it harder for federal agency’s to unilaterally approve a federal coal leasing ban. Congressman Evan Jenkins is seeking to do away with the Obama-era social cost of carbon calculation. E & E Reporter Dylan Brown walks us through what happened and why it’s important.
Wyoming Nears Finish Line in Clean Coal Project
Wyoming’s biggest bet on clean coal is almost finished. The Integrated Test Center outside Gillette aims to host researchers who are finding ways to turn carbon emissions into marketable products. But what does this test center and clean coal mean for the state, the coal industry or climate change? Inside Energy’s Madelyn Beck takes us on a 360-degree view of clean coal to answer that question.
In Threatened Bird’s Uncertain Fate, Some See An Opportunity
The Department of Interior officially re-opened the 2015 sage grouse management plans last month. They took over a decade of compromise and negotiation to put together, with Wyoming as leader. Many people involved in the process are nervous that the current administration could damage the integrity of the plans, while others see it as an opportunity to make needed improvements. One of those groups include a gold exploration company — pictured with the office dog, Ruby.
The Window For Wyoming’s Wind Industry
Wyoming has the sixth highest wind capacity potential in the country, but it sits at 15th in actual production. With new transmission lines and soon-to-end federal subsidies, now could be the time for Wyoming to take a leap forward in wind investment. But several barriers block the western state’s way from becoming a leader in this renewable energy.
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Invisible Leaks: Where “Clean” Natural Gas Falls Short
A natural gas boom in the U.S. is changing the power sector in the country. It’s credited with bringing down American carbon dioxide emissions more than any other factor. But, one difficult to control component of the natural gas industry threatens to undermine those gains.
Animations Make The Invisible, Visible
We wanted to find a way to make the invisible aspects of energy more visible and more accessible to the average person. So we dug into the ways it intersects our lives on an everyday basis. We worked on this project in collaboration with student animators from the University of Colorado-Boulder’s College of Media, Communication and Information. The student animators, with assistance from Inside Energy staff, produced this series of videos that highlight the often invisible aspects of energy and its role in our lives.
Trump Administration’s Slow But Sure Energy Dominance Agenda
President Trump campaigned on a platform to make American energy great again. “We’re loaded,” he said, at a 2016 campaign appearance in North Dakota, referring to fossil fuel reserves. By unleashing those reserves and slashing regulations, Trump promised, he would usher in an era of “energy independence” and, ultimately, American energy dominance. In fact, on energy and environment, Trump is slowly making headway on those goals, with help from a trio of powerful and like-minded cabinet members.
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Cleaning Up Coal: Folly Or The Future?
What actually is clean coal? Depends on who you ask. In Wyoming, a state that produces the most coal in the nation, clean coal is looked at as a possible economic savior. It’s a big deal for a lot of other people, too. Forty percent of the world still depends on coal for electricity, and it’s still one of the cheapest and most abundant fuels. Clean coal could be the holy grail both for coal producers and for the world.