Wind Turbines in Nantucket Sound: Are You For or Against Cape Wind?
The Cape Wind project would plant 130 wind turbines in Nantucket Sound, promising to supply three-quarters of the Cape's energy needs with clean, renewable wind power. Do you like the idea? Do you hate it? Undecided? Tell us in the comments.
The Cape Wind plan to create the nation's first offshore wind farm in Nantucket Sound has some determined opposition.
The Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound, formed to fight the clean-energy project that would plant 130 wind turbines on Horseshoe Shoal, last month purchased nearly 500 radio spots on Cape and Islands stations, according to an announcement posted on Patch.
"With your continued support, the end of Cape Wind is near," the ads reportedly told listeners, directing them to the organization's website.
The group says the wind turbines would "raise our electric bills, hurt our businesses, and burden us with more government handouts," as well as spoil the view from shore.
Cape Wind developer Energy Management, Inc. (EMI) says the project would provide clean energy for about three-quarters of the Cape and that from the closest Cape Cod Beach on a clear day the turbines would appear about a half-inch tall.