On the Horizon in the Cowboy State: Wind Turbines

Wyoming, the country’s top coal producer, is wrangling support for wind power—and not a moment too soon.

September 04, 2018

The northern edge of the Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Energy Project site

An undated photo of the Hanna Mines coal operations in Carbon County

Wyoming State Archives Photo Collection

The Sinclair Oil Refinery in Wyoming

From left: Carbon County commissioners Bob Davis and John Johnson

A view from Interstate 80 in Carbon County

Midwest Dispatch

Rapid development and strong support in the state may help projects all across the country.

Western Dispatch

A bevy of Colorado colleges are helping the young (and not so young) to learn new trades that will help fuel the state’s wind energy revolution.

onEarth Story

If you want to know what the future of renewables looks like, look no further than Iowa.


We need wind farms to produce renewable power, and new solutions can keep the giant turbines from also harming birds and bats.

NRDC in Action

NRDC’s Bobby McEnaney wrangles ranchers, energy experts, and environmentalists to protect public lands while expanding clean energy.


By working with the U.S. Department of Defense, NRDC is mapping the way for renewable energy production near military bases in the West.

Midwest Dispatch

Think an offshore turbine’s place is in the ocean? Lake Erie just may prove you wrong.


Wind and solar are powering a clean energy revolution. Here’s what you need to know about renewables and how you can help make an impact at home.

onEarth Story

Utilities aren’t waiting for the Supreme Court’s Clean Power Plan verdict to green up their act.

Northeast Dispatch

As Northeast states make impressive commitments to this clean energy source, scientists are helping them stay out of the way of marine mammals.