Guantanamo military base to be powered partly by wind We've got good news and bad news. Bad news first? OK: The U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba is the alleged site of government-sanctioned torture, practiced on suspects whose guilt is at best uncertain, likely to leave a permanent moral scar on the nation's soul. The good news? It's using renewable energy! Four large windmills -- two already completed -- will soon begin providing 25 to 30 percent of the base's power, marking a rare foray by the U.S. military into clean energy. Once the system, augmented by new, …
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