California, Wyoming Energy Futures Increasingly Linked

May 8, 2015

Transmission tower
Credit Stephanie Joyce

The energy futures of Wyoming and California are becoming increasingly intertwined. Late last month, California Governor Jerry Brown announced that he’s speeding up the state’s transition to renewable energy, with a goal of reducing emissions 40 percent by 2030. Just days later, a major transmission project to carry Wyoming wind power to California received its final environmental review.

Loyd Drain is director of the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority, which promotes the development of energy infrastructure that benefits the state and he joined Wyoming Public Radio’s energy reporter, Stephanie Joyce, to talk about the implications of these recent developments.