wind power holds promise for Western statesOn Thursday, California mandated state utilities to increase by 33 percent their use of wind, solar, and other renewables by 2020.

And although most of that wattage could come from new power sources planned within the state, experts and industry representatives say it could be a boon to wind developers in Montana and Wyoming; solar entrepreneurs in New Mexico, Arizona, and Nevada; and other companies planning major transmission lines that would criss-cross the region.

(READ the AP story in the LA Times)

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