|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Mon, 9 Apr 2012 09:23:31 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] ENERGY, ENCROACHMENT: Arizona renewables "vex military"|
Arizona’s solar energy plans vex military by Rebekah L. Sanders, and Ryan Randazzo on , under News Arizona Republic April 7, 2012A solar tower nearly twice the height of the Empire State building. Hundreds of spinning 200-foot-tall wind turbines. A 500-mile high- voltage power line from central New Mexico to southern Arizona.
Those are among the projects the renewable-energy industry sees in Arizona’s future.
But for the U.S. military, that vision translates into fears of unusable airspace, equipment failures and plane-crash risks.
Across the country, the burgeoning green-energy industry has faced military concerns about threats to the safety of its pilots and high- tech operations. Air Force officials, in particular, are wary. They say solar projects can obstruct flight paths and reflect sunlight into pilots' eyes, wind farms can jam radar, and transmission lines can disrupt testing equipment.
... For the entire article, seehttp://tucsoncitizen.com/arizona-news/2012/04/07/arizonas-solar- energy-plans-vex-military/
-- 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 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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