“Coal keeps the lights on” is a popular refrain in Wyoming, and historically, it’s been true. But the Director of the University of Wyoming’s School of Energy Resources says going forward, that may not be the case.
The Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan calls for cutting carbon emissions from the power sector 30 percent by 2030.
Mark Northam says he believes it is technically feasible for Wyoming to achieve its required cuts, using a combination of natural gas and renewables.
“It’s doable. Whether it’s economically doable or not is another question,” he said.