POLL: Massive Cape Cod Wind Project Proposed

A proposed area off Cape Cod could host a wind farm 10 times bigger than Cape Wind.

A newly redrawn zone off the shore of Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard could be home to 850,000 acres worth of wind energy, if a plan proposed by federal regulators is accepted by environmental assessors, the Boston Globe reports.

The proposed wind farm would dwarf the highly contested Cape Wind project, potentially producing 4,000 megawatts of energy, 10 times as much as Cape Wind, according to the article. 

Federal regulators expect an environmental assessment to be completed within the next year to determine how such a facility would impact bird and fish populations. 

What do you think? Should we be looking into installing a wind farm off the shore of Cape Cod? Take our poll, and speak your mind in the comments. 

Jack Meehoff February 11, 2012 at 08:49 PM
nuclear is the way to go look at France
Timothy DeLong February 12, 2012 at 12:30 AM
Cost of the electricity is not worth it. Turbines leak oil and kill birds. Thisiswelldocumented in Texas. Imagine repair work via boat in the winter.
Greg Lamb February 12, 2012 at 12:24 PM
Once many of these have been built, you will see they make more sense than burning coal. Bacteria eats oil. Birds may be in danger by this but not as much sea life that is damaged by oil spills. this is well documented in Alaska, Gulf of Mexico, coast of France, etc.
Jack Meehoff February 12, 2012 at 03:52 PM
I don't believe we burn coal in our plants in Mass, it is generated with natural gas
Briedog February 13, 2012 at 12:28 PM
Look at Japan and Russia As well as France when considering the nuke option. Better is to look at Spain or Denmark or Iceland when considering who to emulate. The only way is a mixed-use approach and that includes lots of wind generated power.
Ross M. Donald April 26, 2012 at 09:14 PM
Turbines leak as much oil as today's cars, that is, none. And they only kill birds, typically when poorly located, as with Altamont (?) Pass


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