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Wyoming could lead the world toward a cleaner energy future. In Gillette, international contestants compete for a $7.5 million Carbon XPRIZE—the team that finds the most profitable use for carbon captured from a coal-fired power plant’s exhaust will win. And near Rock Springs, researchers are developing a plan to store carbon dioxide waste deep underground to keep it out of the atmosphere. Both endeavors are key to the global race to meet climate mitigation targets. Read the story at



As markets, demands, and policies change, the energy mix, both in the West and on a national scale, will continue to shift in the coming years. How exactly energy resources will fall onto the map remains to be seen. View the graphic at