Doyle urges quick action to end wind moratorium
In identical letters to the Department of Defense and Federal Aviation Administration, Governor Jim Doyle wrote:
In March of this year I was proud to sign into law the Wisconsin Energy Efficiencies and Renewables Law, Act 141. This Act establishes on of the most forward thinking energy efficiency infrastructures and policies in the United States, requiring that by 2015 ten percent of Wisconsin’s electricity come from renewable resources. Unfortunately, that ambitious goal might be jeopardized by Department of Defense delay and resultant Federal Aviation Administration action that is curtailing the welcomed growth of wind power in Wisconsin. . . .
I write to urge you to advocate for swift completion of the DOD study, and to fully engage in the analysis of this vitally important matter. I am confident that the country’s joint needs of homeland and energy security can be met through an analysis of this critical issue that explores the current coexistence of radar and wind turbines in locations throughout the U.S. and Europe. The longer this study goes without completion, the more difficulties are created for wind turbine projects planned and already under construction, including a number in Wisconsin. This state’s – and this country’s – energy independence requires a swift response from the Department of Defense.
Click here for background on the de facto moratorium on wind energy projects.