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Wyoming's Wind Energy Future


An Emerging Issue Forum

October 2-3, 2017
Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center, Laramie, Wyoming


University of Wyoming
Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources
School of Energy Resources' Center for Energy Economics and Public Policy


Stroock Forum on Wyoming Lands and People
Center for Law and Energy Resources in the Rockies
School of Energy Resources

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Join us for two days of thoughtful discussion of wind energy development in Wyoming. Wyoming Treasurer Mark Gordon will kick off the conference and President of Rocky Mountain Power, Cindy Crane, will give a keynote lunch presentation. Panel discussions and presentations will explore:

  • State, national, and global energy trends 
  • Wind energy technology and an evolving western energy grid 
  • Fiscal impacts of wind development to towns, counties, and Wyoming 
  • Perspectives from wind developers 
  • Community development and business opportunities 
  • Values, viewsheds, and western identity 
  • Wind-wildlife impacts and emerging mitigation 
  • Environmental trade-offs of wind energy, from local to global 
  • Existing regulatory structure and opportunities for public involvement in Wyoming’s wind future
  • Planning and siting for wind energy in Wyoming

Registration is free but be sure to reserve your spot. Continental breakfasts, lunches, and an evening reception included.


Click here to view a list of resources and information about wind energy.

Contact Us

Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources

Bim Kendall House

804 E Fremont St

Laramie, WY 82072

Phone: (307) 766-5080

Fax: (307) 766-5099


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