MIT researchers and Wyoming representatives explore energy and climate solutions

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

The following is a joint release from the MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative and the office of Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon.

The State of Wyoming supplies 40 percent of the country’s coal used to power electric grids. The production of coal and other energy resources contributes over half of the state’s revenue, funding the government and many of the social services — including K-12 education — that residents rely on. With the consumption of coal in a long-term decline, decreased revenues from oil and natural gas, and growing concerns about carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, the state is actively looking at how to adapt to a changing marketplace.

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