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#FeelGoodFriday! Department of Defense invests in wind energy

by Cassady Craighill

September 13, 2013

Wind turbines in Zhong Guanghe Wind Farm. China has set a target for renewable energy consumption of 15 percent of the market by the year 2020. According to the Greenpeace Energy Revolution Report, the 15 percent should rise to 40 percent by the year 2050.

© Greenpeace / Markel Redondo

Wind Turbines in China

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.

Cassady Craighill

By Cassady Craighill

Cassady is a media officer for Greenpeace USA based on the East Coast. She covers climate change and energy, particularly how both issues relate to the Trump administration.

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