Bill would repeal Wyoming’s rules for home wind, solar power

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers have advanced legislation that would change how the state regulates home-scale wind and solar power.

The bill endorsed by a legislative committee Tuesday would repeal Wyoming’s net-metering rules for how homeowners with their own power-generating systems sell electricity for others to use.

If approved by the full Legislature and signed into law, the bill would task the Wyoming Public Service Commission with setting up a new system that would no longer require utilities to buy excess power generated by home-scale systems, the Casper Star-Tribune reported.

The change would keep utility rates fair for people without home-scale renewable energy, said supporters of the bill endorsed by the Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions.

Opponents argued the bill would endanger Wyoming’s home-scale renewable energy industry by removing incentives to install wind and solar systems.

A lobbyist for Wyoming’s largest utility, Rocky Mountain Power, argued in favor

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How to Master the Art of Scandinavian Design, According to Experts

Photo credit: Courtesy of Liza Laserow
Photo credit: Courtesy of Liza Laserow

From Veranda

Between fashion brands like Ganni, Stine Goya, and By Malene Birger dominating the style landscape; companies like Ikea bringing functional home design to the masses; and architectural firms like Bjarke Ingels Group reshaping the way we view and build our cities, it’s needless to say Scandinavian design is taking over. And we’re expecting an interest in Scandinavian design to continue growing as the world sees a greater need for sustainable, soul-soothing design to make our homes—and the world—better places to live and thrive.

We talked to authors of three Scandinavian design books, Rhonda Eleish and Edie Van Breems, of the eponymous design firm and home decor brand, along with Liza Laserow, a high-end Swedish antiques expert, interior designer, and co-founder of Nordic Knots, about the basic elements, history, and future of this widely misunderstood decorative arts style.

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