America is building new computer data centers along with brains for artificial intelligence.

Data centers worldwide could double our energy needs in the next few years.

But Silicon Valley’s tech giants can't create all of this unless they have enough affordable, reliable energy to run it all.

Massive batterie factories are also on the drawing board across the nation.

Tech giants are finding out that they have no choice but to turn to coal and natural gas power plants to meet energy demands.

One EV Battery Factory in Kansas requires so much energy it will need a coal plant to power it.

So they decided to keep open a coal plant they planned to decommission.

The Kansas EV battery factory story is in the video below.

Energy industry leaders such as Former U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, argued that wind and solar energy will fall short of providing the energy needed and cannot do it reliably.

“We’re not going to build 100 gigawatts of new renewables” Moniz said. The Obama-era energy secretary went on to say unmet energy demands brought on by AI, primarily via electricity, would require tapping into more natural gas and coal power plants. When it comes to meeting energy demands with renewables, he said, “you’re kind of stuck.”

Critics argue some of these climate pledges, particularly those heralded by large tech firms, are unrealistic.


Today's technology boom is struggling to find reliable and affordable energy to power it.

This, once again, opens the door for energy-producing states like Wyoming with the state's large coal and natural gas reserves.

The Tate Geological Museum Casper Wyoming

The Tate Geological Museum was founded in 1980 through a gift from Marion and Inez Tate. It was originally designated as the Tate Earth Science Center and Mineralogical Museum. Because ‘geological’ encompasses earth science, mineralogy, and paleontology, the name was changed to the Tate Geological Museum in 2001.

Located on the Casper College campus, the museum is a great resource for the community. Many local schools and groups come to the museum to add to their student's learning experience.

Tate houses a collection of over 6000 fossil and mineral specimens.

Gallery Credit: Glenn Woods

Reading The Past - Chugwater Wyoming Newspaper

These pages of the old Chugwter Wyoming newspaper show us coverage of the region from back in the 1940s.

There was little local news, other than the war.

But what was published at the time was important to the people of the area.

It was, in most case, the only news they had from outside their little ranch or town.

Gallery Credit: Glenn Woods

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