Energy and Climate Change

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Billions in funding for three emerging energy technologies that Wyoming is already exploring: clean hydrogen, carbon capture and advanced nuclear power.

Despite the senators’ misgivings about the infrastructure plan, some of the programs covered under its hefty price tag would support the development of advanced energy sources, which many in Wyoming say are key to revitalizing the state’s economy as natural resource revenue continues to decline.

How to Build a Water-Smart City

As water shortages and drought become increasingly common, cities will need to invest in infrastructure and find ways to recycle their supply.

What if Highways Were Electric? Germany Is Testing the Idea.

An electrified highway is theoretically the most efficient way to eliminate truck emissions. But the political obstacles are daunting.

Today’s TED Talk – Remembering climate change … a message from the year 2071

Coming to us from 60 years in the future, legendary sci-fi writer Kim Stanley Robinson tells the “history” of how humanity ended the climate crisis and restored the damage done to Earth’s biosphere. A rousing vision of how we might unite to overcome the greatest challenge of our time.

Just 5% of power plants are responsible for 73% of electricity emissions

By targeting a small segment of power plants, we could make a big dent in global carbon emissions.

Carbon neutral isn’t good enough. California (and all states) need to be carbon negative by 2030

Our economy is going to suffer the bitter taste of the new normal unless the state(s) take aggressive action.

CBS Sunday Morning – The history and future of Butte, Montana

For a small town, Butte, Montana is rich in history – from being, at one time, the largest city between Chicago and San Francisco, to being the site of one of the world’s most productive copper mines.

This urban planner created a new metric to find a city’s most frightening intersections

Measuring cyclists’ cognitive workload as they bike through different parts of a city shows the places that need more safety features.

Montana Rail Authority gains new members, eyes infrastructure funding

The Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority this week gained new support after Stillwater County voted to join and, along with Rosebud County, will petition the rail organization for membership.

We’ve been here before: Wyoming nuclear project echoes of past

The multi-billion dollar Natrium project is a joint effort of PacifiCorp, TerraPower and the U.S. Department of Energy that is expected to place a 345-megawatt power plant in Wyoming. Behind TerraPower is none other than Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft and co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.