Skip to comments.Texas Considers Letting Chinese Company Build Wind Farm That Would Provide Power To Air Force Base
Posted on 02/22/2021 7:49:53 AM PST by SeekAndFind
Guangxin is a former officer in the Chinese army and is the richest person in China’s embattled Xinjiang province. GH America Energy is a subsidiary of Guanghui Energy Company, based out of Shanghai, where Sun Guangxin owns a controlling 44% stake, according to Market Screener.
Late last year, Del Rio Mayor, Bruno Lozano, wrote to federal officials close to the matter, “We believe that this project and all future projects of a similar nature will result in unacceptable risk to national security of the United States.”
According to a 2018 release from Laughlin Air Force Base, their flight training wing provides over 2800 jobs to the local economy. It also produces 350 new pilots every year. But this program may be in jeopardy due to the Wind Farm’s construction and daily operation.
A combination of radio interference, signal transmission, and even physical obstruction make performing these flight trainings more difficult. Furthermore, the project has potential to hinder access to electricity and water gotten from the local river, which would cripple operations at Laughlin Air Force Base if it were to be attacked or sabotaged in any way.
Former Congressman Will Hurd weighed in at ForeignPolicy.com, “Why are we allowing a Chinese company to do that in the U.S.? A former U.S. general would not be able to do this kind of project in China.”
Hurd expanded on the threat to Texas Public Radio by adding that, “once the owners of the West Texas project named Blue Hills Wind becomes part of the power community, they will gain access to security industry alerts, private industry insights and national security threat assessments.”
Last week, much of Texas was gripped by historic low temperatures, resulting in deadly power outages that affected roughly 4 million people. These outages are widely reported to be the result of an over reliance on wind turbines by Texas’ energy grid, run by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT).
Governor Greg Abbott (R-TX) held an emergency session with the Texas Legislature Sunday morning but failed to mention the Blue Hills Wind Project or rampant Chinese influence over Texas’ energy grid.
Texas has “jumped the shark” it would seem.
Probably with Mexican labor...
How stupid is this?!
“Texas has “jumped the shark” it would seem.”
It would be more accurate to say Austin has “jumped the shark” it would seem.
Texas will go perma-blue by 2024, if not 2022. Another Virginia/Colorado.
I can’t see this deal (pardon the pun) going south. Good grief.
Laughlin AFB, the largest pilot training base in the US Air Force On weekdays, the airfield sees more takeoffs and landings than any other airport in the country.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laughlin_Air_Force_Base
WHAT COULD GO WRONG?
How Profitable is this?
That is the only question that matters apparently.
CA use to be solidly red, until it wasn’t. And now we are where we are.
If we had honest elections id be wrought with angst. After the last election?
Gotta hand it to the rats. They make Calif so bad they move to red states and pollute them. It’s what Assad did with his people towards Europe. The frog is boiled.
Well, Austin at any rate.
Yes, it is stupid.
Spying, and as a side note, windmill blades mess with the radar that aircraft and their weapons use.
“Hey, maybe you haven’t been keeping up on current events, but we just got our asses kicked, pal!” Bill Paxton - Private Hudson.
Best character in the movie.
He redeems himself in the end.
Paxton went way too early. He always good.
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