Dave Johnston Power Plant

This June 1973 photo from the U.S. National Archives shows the Dave Johnston Power Plant near Glenrock. Commissioned in 1958, the plant is named for W.D. “Dave” Johnston, the former company vice president who accepted the suggestion of Glenrock town leaders to consider locating the plant there to prompt a rebound for the economically depressed community. The life of the plant is again uncertain, as PacifiCorp considers options for its economic feasibility. Courtesy

As carbon capture technologies become more accessible, the federal government has expanded a tax credit to make the process an economically feasible option in Wyoming’s energy sector.

In its 2018 budget bill, Congress expanded and reformed a key tax credit called 45Q, which applies to the deployment of carbon capture and storage projects in the United States.

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