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Regulators should ‘ask tough questions about carbon capture’ before closing coal: Wyoming PSC Chair

December 3, 2019

Pressure for climate action coupled with competitive prices for wind, solar and natural gas has made many states move from coal-fired power quicker than expected, and for a state that supplies 40% of the country’s coal to 29 states, that evolution is a threat.

“All those coal units that are being supplied by Wyoming coal are subject to those state policies,” Fornstrom told Utility Dive. That puts her state in a uniquely vulnerable position as the energy sector rapidly transitions away from coal, she said.

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