Naval Air Station Fort Worth worried about wind turbines
Proposed wind developments in California are similarly causing heartburn for the Defense Department.
"The Navy fully embraces green energy," Bennett said. "But it needs to be compatible development so that we can maintain our training capabilities. That's where the discussion has to start."
June 9, 2012
by Chris Vaughn
in Fort Worth Star-Telegram
FORT WORTH -- Capt. Robert Bennett is worried about a problem he doesn't have.
Bennett's concern is the construction of a 250-foot-tall wind turbine near Naval Air Station Fort Worth without his input. Wind turbines and their massive spinning blades can play havoc with the radar that military air traffic controllers use to guide aircraft in and out of the base.
For now, it's only a potential problem for Bennett, the base commander.
No turbines big enough to create a headache have been built in the area, which is not the case for other commanders in West and South Texas, two of the... [continue via Web link]