#FeelGoodFriday! Department of Defense invests in wind energy
by Cassady Craighill
September 13, 2013
© Greenpeace / Markel Redondo
A wind turbine sure is friendlier looking than a Hellfire missile launched from a Predator drone.
The US Army Corp of Engineers just granted 17 contracts worth $7 billion for private wind companies to add to its growing investment in renewable energy projects including solar and geothermal. The DoD previously had concerns about wind turbines interfering with their radar systems.
The first defense wind project went online in 2010 in Utah and was soon followed by a base turbine in Maine.