2010 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Sat, 9 Jan 2010 12:54:24 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] ENERGY: Nellis Air Force Base (NV)
Green energy, military seek common ground

Nellis Base Commander Col. Howard Belote says the process of siting a green project near military installations needs to be streamlined.

By Stephanie Tavares
Las Vegas Sun (NV)
January 8, 2010

Even if it didn't have high-powered weaponry, the Air Force would have to be reckoned with in Nevada.

It directly and indirectly employs thousands of state civilians and controls much of the land.

But military interests have run smack into those of the nation’s most powerful politicians and the industry touted as Nevada’s potential financial savior.

Renewable energy companies want to fill the state's desert with solar arrays and dot its peaks with wind turbines. They would create hundreds of short-term construction jobs, lease income for cities and the federal government, and emission-free energy.


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Lenny Siegel
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