The Sausage-Making of Wind Power vs. the Military

There's a well known observation that close inspection of how legislation is made is like watching sausage being created.  In both cases, it's unappetizing. This process was on display recently with the machinations going on with the annual federal legislation for our military: the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).  To understand the missed opportunity here, one needs to have a bit of background as to how we got to where we are today. There have been several years of conflict between military operations (in the U.S. and elsewhere) and industrial wind energy.  There have been multiple types of conflicts, ranging from tall structures obstructing low-level flight paths to weather and navigation radar interferences to specialized cases (like deteriorating the important ROTHR facility and having infrasound compromise sensitive military equipment). Initially, commanding officers (C.O.s) of affected military facilities voiced their...(Read Full Article)