|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Fri, 27 Aug 2010 10:19:07 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] ENERGY, ENCROACHMENT: Wind vs. Radar in the Mojave (CA)|
Wind Turbine Projects Run Into Resistance By LEORA BROYDO VESTEL New York Times August 26, 2010BARSTOW, Calif. — The United States military has found a new menace hiding here in the vast emptiness of the Mojave Desert in California: wind turbines.
Moving turbine blades can be indistinguishable from airplanes on many radar systems, and they can even cause blackout zones in which planes disappear from radar entirely. Clusters of wind turbines, which can reach as high as 400 feet, look very similar to storm activity on weather radar, making it harder for air traffic controllers to give accurate weather information to pilots.
Although the military says no serious incidents have yet occurred because of the interference, the wind turbines pose an unacceptable risk to training, testing and national security in certain regions, Dr. Dorothy Robyn, deputy under secretary of defense, recently told a House Armed Services subcommittee.
Because of its concerns, the Defense Department has emerged as a formidable opponent of wind projects in direct conflict with another branch of the federal government, the Energy Department, which is spending billions of dollars on wind projects as part of President Obama’s broader effort to promote renewable energy.
... For the entire article, see http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/27/business/energy-environment/27radar.html?_r=2&th&emc=th -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
Prev by Date: [CPEO-MEF] REUSE: Ft. Monroe (VA) "ahead of schedule"|
Next by Date: [CPEO-MEF] TAPP applications from other RABs?
Prev by Thread: Re: [CPEO-MEF] REUSE: Ft. Monroe (VA) "ahead of schedule"|
Next by Thread: [CPEO-MEF] TAPP applications from other RABs?