Perspectives in Climate, Energy, and Economics 

August 27, 2019

The words, “economic diversification,” are on the lips of many Wyoming residents these days, as they ask whether and how the state can regain its stride as coal continues to struggle.  Across the U.S., while power plants have shifted from coal to less expensive and les...

May 23, 2017

As published in the Jackson Hole News and Guide

Former Casper mayor, Wyoming state representative and longtime Wilson resident Jim Barlow, who died several years ago, used to refer to coal mining as not just an industry, but a “way of life.” That way of life is now chan...

January 22, 2017

As published in the Casper Star Tribune

Wyoming could be a national leader in the new energy economy, at the forefront of creating new jobs and driving our economy. Senate File 71 is a shot across the bow that stands in the way of that future. The bill would impose a $1...

September 17, 2016

This article was posted by the Casper Star Tribune on September 17. 

This past week I was invited to a conference in China on the future of the coal industry. How, I wondered, would the experience of other states represented at the conference square with the experience...

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