Mineral-Rich Mountains > Wyoming
Resources: A measure of total energy production and consumption per capita
Market: The cost of consumption, measured in electricity prices and gasoline taxes
Infrastructure: Capacity to generate and refine energy sources; miles of pipelines
Wyoming is the nation's leading coal producer, accounting for two-fifths of all coal mined in the United States.
The state's electricity is largely generated from coal-fired power plants, which provide nearly 90% of net generation.
Wyoming's geography of high altitude prairies and broad ridge makes it an ideal site for the development of wind power. Wind contributes 10% of the state's current net electricity generation, and the number of wind farms continues to increase.
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Gasoline Tax total state + federal, 2014
One of only 13 states without a mandatory or voluntary renewable portfolio standard.
Allows statewide use of conventional motor gasoline, one of only nine states to do so.
Requires permits and compliance bonds for oil and gas well drilling. Permit fees are $25. Bonds begin at $10,000 per well, and the price increases for deeper wells.
Electricity net production, trillion btu