Wed 18 Jan 2017
THIS! Donald Trump wants to return the United States to the 1950s. Unfortunately the Earth doesn’t have the atmosphere for it. We used it up. Yet, they are gonna try. We could die as a result.
Bill would penalize utilities for wind-generated electricity for Wyoming customers
A bill proposed by six state lawmakers would charge utilities a penalty if they use wind or solar energy to provide Wyoming consumers with electricity.
If Senate File 71 were law, there would be six permissible resources for generating electricity for Wyomingites, including natural gas and coal. Wind and solar are not on the list, except for individual use.
Utilities would have a year to reach the first compliance milestone of the bill, in which each company would have to get 95 percent of its Wyoming-sold energy from the approved resources.
The following year, 2019, companies must reach 100 percent compliance.
Under the bill, if electricity were generated by wind or solar in Wyoming to serve customers in the state it would come with a $10-per-megawatt-hour penalty. That penalty would be double the suggested tax hike on wind also under consideration this legislative session.
Go there and read while you can. More next week.