Wyoming’s Wind Industry Dodged New Taxes in 2024 Legislative Session, but Faces Pushes to Increase What it Pays the State

Wind energy’s supporters, which include communities historically dependent on fossil fuels, say current taxes are a win-win. But some lawmakers are trying to levy new ones that could slow the industry’s growth.

By almost any measure, Kara Choquette’s hometown of Kearney, Nebraska, is windy, particularly where it meets Interstate 80. But a drive 450 miles west, and over 4,000 feet higher, leads to an even windier place: Carbon County, Wyoming.