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How Wyoming’s Carbon County came to embrace renewable energy

Jason Plautz of E&E News reports on Wyoming’s leadership in renewable energy.

The C3 Take
  • Carbon Country, Wyoming will soon be home to a 3,000 megawatt wind farm that will be used to help California reach its clean power goals.
  • Once a heavy coal and oil-producing area, Carbon County is now a leader in renewable power, installing the 12th most wind capacity in the country in 2022.
  • Carbon County’s transformation is a testament to consumer choice and market forces leading to more clean power development.

“The onshore wind project supported by the TransWest line is projected to be the largest project of its kind in the country. The Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Energy project, under construction near Rawlins, will host about 600 turbines on 1,500 acres of private ranch land. The power generated there will be shipped across four states for use in California, Arizona and Nevada.”

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