Tilting at windmills: our wind should provide power for California utilities

 


Just about any sunny afternoon of the year, the famous (and infamous) Wyoming wind blows its hardest across the high prairie. While it has been cursed millions of times for its velocity and consistency this is, in fact, an economic blessing for the people of the state.

And it is during mid-afternoon when the demand is highest for electricity in hot places like southern California, Arizona and Nevada.

State legislatures in states like those have been turning to renewable energy sources like solar and wind in recent years as a way to cut down on pollution, which they think is caused partially...



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