Opinions & Editorials

Connecting the dots of denial

...While David and Charles Koch, as detailed in the New Yorker article, have focused their spending on nurturing “Americans for Prosperity” and similar national efforts their brother William Koch has been focused on local denial – heavily funding lobbying against the Cape Wind project which he apparently feels would damage the view from his vacation home.

DPU should vet it closely, but Cape Wind still makes sense

...Now that gas prices are down, the high capital costs of anchoring huge turbine towers in Nantucket Sound make Cape Wind less of a bargain — in the short term. In the longer term, consumers will get a power source with zero fuel costs, a welcome hedge against the unpredictable fluctuations of natural gas prices.

Blowing past the naysayers

Editorial from Boston Business Journal (May 21-May 27, 2010)

He's nine years into a regulatory odyssey. His project has been ambushed by political forces near and far.  But the rest of the country has finally caught up to Jim Gordon, CEO of Cape Wind, who had the temerity (and more importantly, the resources) to propose putting 130 turbines in Nantucket Sound. Now he has half of his power sold to National Grid, and construction of the wind farm may begin as soon as the end of the year.