In an Op Ed in today's Barnstable Patriot, 'Dots that need connecting', Cape and Islands State Senator Dan Wolf questions the opposition group & Bill Koch funding of the Town of Barnstable's litigation of Cape Wind permits.
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Siemens has launched exciting new videos about the important role wind and offshore wind can play in supplying clean energy to the world.
Click here to view their "Next Big Step video" (2 minutes, 29 seconds)
Also Siemens has produced 2 videos on their operations and maintenance (O&M) activities on offshore wind farms, a good preview of the kinds of jobs coming to Falmouth harbor on Cape Cod...
Considerable backlash and outrage has emerged over the recent comments of Bill Koch, a coal and oil magnate who is a major funder and Chairman of the opposition group to Cape Wind over an article in the Cape Cod Times in which Koch stated that the benefits of clean energy are "B.S.
Wind and solar are relatively safe forms of energy, a feature that we tend to overlook until a disaster hits like the "superstorm" that disabled New York City's power grid this week.
Unlike fossil fuel plants, they require no combustible fuels to generate electricity. And there is no danger that they will leak radiation as did the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear plant following last year’s tsunami in Japan. Hence, the Northeast’s wind and solar farms evoked little public anxiety this week when Hurricane Sandy hit – unlike the nuclear and fossil fuel infrastructure.
Click on Read More to view Cape Wind President Jim Gordon's interview on Style Boston.
Click here to view Jim Gordon's interview on the television program Style Boston that aired on October 20 & 21.
Click here to read Kit Kennedy at the Natural Resources Defense Council explain how Cape Wind protects Nantucket Sound and has the support of the environmental community and how the opposition group is an environmental phony.
Vineyard Gazette | By Sarah Brown
Cape Wind, which began more than a decade ago as the nation’s first offshore wind farm and has since been enmeshed in legal battles, political wrangling and untold miles of red tape, is inching closer to the day when 130 wind turbines will be in operation on Horseshoe Shoal on Nantucket Sound.
The project’s progress is tangible: out on the water, two barges have been in operation, performing geological tests on the ocean bed in preparation for the turbines.
Cape Cod Times' columnist Sean Gonsalves asks if the Barnstable Town Council is 'for sale' to the opposition group to Cape Wind? He follows the money trail that shows project opponents are paying the legal bill for the Town. He writes:
"But, it's downright insulting for a town government, which is supposed to represent the entire town, to set up a special fund to accept money from a one-sided opposition group on the most politically divisive issue the Cape has seen in the past decade. It sets a bad precedent, to say nothing of the slap in the face to the sizable number o
The Conservation Law Foundation and other organizations have today launched a new campaign called 'Cape Wind Now' that calls out the deception and coal money behind the opposition group known as the 'Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound' or 'Save Our Sound'. The 'Cape Wind Now' campaign will also galvinize public support to help move this important project forward to construction.