25 Sep '14, 12am

This giant wind farm would dwarf the Hoover Dam

This giant wind farm would dwarf the Hoover Dam

That giant sucking sound you hear on the West Coast these days is the state of California, hoovering up as much renewable energy as neighboring states can produce . The latest development: a proposal from four major energy companies to build an $8 billion wind energy farm in Wyoming to power the city of Los Angeles. Within the next decade, some cities like L.A. are expected to see power needs increase by as much as 18 percent, and a lot of that energy needs to be clean. The state has some of the most ambitious renewable standards in the entire country: By 2020, nearly a third of its power has to come from renewable sources. Though the wind project would be supplying power to Southern California, all of it would be sourced from outside the state. Bloomberg reports : The project includes a 2,100-megawatt wind farm in Wyoming, a 525-mile (845-kilometer) power line and a $1.5 ...

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