The Complicated Business Of Capturing Wind

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High Plains Wind Farm near McFadden, Wyoming. The turbines used were built by General Electric.

Energy rich states in the West have some of the best renewable resources in the country and Wyoming, especially, enjoys a wealth of wind power. With the announcement earlier this week of yet another gigantic proposed wind farm that would send electricity to California, it seems large-scale wind development could finally be a reality in the state.   But there are significant barriers to this type of development and many, many projects have failed in the past.