The Complicated Business Of Capturing Wind

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High Plains Wind Farm near McFadden, Wyoming.

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High Plains Wind Farm near McFadden, Wyoming.

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.