Considering the cost: Study examines trade-offs in energy development

LARAMIE – A study conducted by the University of Wyoming found that Wyomingites are open to renewable energy and diversifying the economy.

However, they realize they’ll have to make trade-offs, and they want their leaders to have realistic conversations about these decisions.

In a study titled “Social License for Wyoming’s Energy Future: What Do Residents Want?” Jessica Western, a research scientist at the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources, explored the perspectives, values and visions of Wyoming residents when it comes to energy development.

The study was published in November,...


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