Law forbidding utilities from using renewables proposed in Wyoming  

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The Christian Science Monitor has an article on a bizarre proposal to try to stay stuck in the 20th centruy by Republican legislators who are looking to ban renewable energy - New Wyoming bill forbids utilities from using renewables. Maybe they'll ban the internet next...

Some states have worked hard to stimulate renewable energy, supporting infrastructure projects and offering incentives to consumers who install home solar arrays. But others have tried to restrict renewable energy, often at the behest of lobbyists for electric utilities and fossil-fuel providers that fear its growth.

One of the states in the latter category is Wyoming, where Republican legislators recently introduced a bill that would essentially ban large-scale renewable energy in the state. The new Wyoming bill would forbid utilities from using solar or wind sources for their electricity by 2019, according to Inside Climate News.

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