England tests radar that isn’t bothered by wind farms

The FAA and the Department of Defense have expressed concern that wind farms might interfere with military radar. And although safety concerns must be paramount, some politicians have been quick to complain that the regulators may have been too quick to act. Nonetheless, a solution may be at hand. England’s Royal Air Force is testing […]

World’s biggest wind conference planned for next week

Pittsburgh, once a symbol of America’s industrial decline, will host the largest wind-power conference in history next week. About 4,500 people are expected to attend Windpower 2006, according to published estimates by the American Wind Energy Association. Unfortunately, I won’t be there. Duty — both familial and professional — has me stuck in New York. […]