Although Wyoming is taking the biggest financial hit from a recent Congressional raid on the Abandoned Mine Land (AML) trust fund, more than 20 other states are likely to lose money, according to research by Wyoming’s Congressional delegation. Wyoming Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso and Representative Cynthia Lummis hope that this overlooked information about the far reaching effects on 20 other state’s budgets will help them in their efforts to restore Wyoming’s AML funding.
Last week the University of Wyoming’s School of Energy Resources issued a request for proposal (RFP) for “clean coal” with a very quick turn-around. Proposals must be submitted by July 13.
The RFP calls for research in the following categories:
— Research and development of new technologies that reduce emissions from coal — Pilot-scale demonstration of emerging technologies — Engineering scale-up of demonstrated technologies — Integration and operation of carbon capture technologies
Here’s a link to the RFP.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Matt Mead is traveling to China this week to attend the 2012 International Advanced Coal Technologies Conference, and to promote Wyoming businesses in China. Previously, the Advanced Coal Technologies conference took place in Wyoming and Australia. The series of conferences furthers coal technology research.
When it comes to climate policy, Wyoming’s congressional delegation is engaged in the same type of brinksmanship that downgraded America’s credit rating and sent the stock market plunging on Monday. Only the results of this hard-line, anti-regulatory tactic threatens to diminish the future of Wyoming’s coal industry, which injects about $1 billion into the state’s economy annually.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – GE Energy and the University of Wyoming have announced that the joint work on the High Plains Gasification-Advanced Technology Center has been delayed. The original project investment plan anticipated more progress toward certainty in the future of federal energy policy. Future investments will be paced by the development of clear federal energy policy.