EnerKnol’s Visual Primer – DOI Approves the Largest U.S. Onshore Wind Energy Project in Coal-Dominated Wyoming

The Department of the Interior has approved Phase I of a 3 GW wind project to be built in two phases on 220,000 acres in Wyoming. Meanwhile, legislators have introduced a bill that would ban the use of large-scale renewable generation to meet in-state needs by 2019. Despite the state’s high-quality wind resources, additional regulatory and tax burden on Wyoming’s wind industry could make the state less competitive nationwide, creating a foregone opportunity in the long term.