Real solutions are available for solving wind-radar conflict

Here is a fact: wind farms and radar can co-exist.

AWEA has compiled a document that describes the current state of play on wind and radar conflicts, and also suggests ways that those disputes can be resolved.

The fact sheet notes, “The growth necessary to achieve 20% or more of our nation’s electricity needs from wind is unlikely to be achieved without resolving radar and airspace concerns. And these concerns cannot be resolved without cooperation between the wind industry and federal agencies. To that end, the wind industry is seeking to 1) improve the process for engaging federal agencies and 2) work with agencies on a robust research agenda to prove the vailidty of technical mitigation solutions.”

This is a problem that can be solved. As a domestic energy source, wind works to improve our national energy security—something that should be a major priority of those charged with America’s defense.


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