A new analysis of state taxation policies regarding wind energy in the West shows New Mexico is the lowest-cost state for wind farm development, followed by Montana, Colorado and Wyoming. The study, released by the University of Wyoming’s Center for Energy Economics and Public Policy, takes into account wind resource estimates, construction and labor costs, and tax policies.
The Wyoming Public Service Commission approved PacifiCorp moving ahead with a significant wind and transmission expansion plan that would add enough new wind energy to power more than 400,000 average homes by 2020.
Trihydro Corporation, a national provider of engineering and environmental services, acquired Sheridan, Wyo.-based consulting firm Steamboat Technical Services. The acquisition enhances the company’s ability to serve its clients with infrastructure, solid waste, surveying, and environmental capabilities.