Iowa’s failed wind energy project


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Iowa recently incurred what is being described as the greatest failure of the $100 million Power Fund started by former Governor Chet Culver in 2007. An $8 million project striving to store wind energy underground was abandoned on Thursday. The Des Moines Register reports that tests of the underground structures determined that they are unable to adequately store the air from wind farms:

Backers who spent more than $8 million and worked five years to develop a system to store wind energy underground voted Thursday to abandon their efforts. Continue reading