U.S approves wind power for 1 million homes
The farms would produce 3,000-megawatts and be managed by Power Company of Wyoming, and will be built at an estimated cost of US$4B-$6B. Half of the turbines will be located on public lands. The utility has forecast a regional economic benefit.
July 3, 2012
by David Worthington
in Smart Planet
A headwind of renewable power is approaching. The U.S. Interior Department has completed an environmental review for a massive wind farm that has the potential to power up to 1 million homes and cleared the way for more offshore development.
Yesterday, the government announced that environmental reviews had been completed for Wyoming's Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Farm, which could become the U.S's largest project with up to 1,000 turbines.
"When it comes to wind energy, we're making significant progress both onshore and offshore to diversify our nation's domestic energy portfolio and stand up a clean... [continue via Web link]