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By Tom Gagnon
Guest Columnist 

Solar is the future Wyoming can't ignore


Riding with my friend John in his Nissan Leaf, an electric vehicle, the car made no sound at all.

With the windows open you can hear the changing of gears on nearby bicycles, and you can hear the breeze in the branches over the boulevards. We were in his town of Fort Collins, Colo. John works as a sustainability coordinator for a group of hospitals. He was giving me a tour of solar installations all over town, including new construction with the solar panels built right into the roofs; or rather, the roofs were solar panels.

John said that a lot of this was encouraged by government subsid...

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