After reading , I am glad to see that Wind Energy in Massachusetts is receiving more and more support. I have a strong interest in following the wind industry’s development. The results of Lenox’s Wind Energy Research Panel’s findings were disappointing. I could not believe that the wind farm project for Lenox Mountain fell through due to health concerns and negative environmental impact. In the case of the Cape, however, while beautiful views of the ocean will need to be only slightly impaired by the sight of a distant wind farm, the offshore windmill energy project is essential to moving towards sustainable energy sources.
Even our Senate leaders from Massachusetts agree. A few weeks ago, both Senators Brown and Kerry came out in support of critical wind incentives, the production tax credit for wind (PTC). As of yesterday, Senator Brown has agreed to co-sponsor legislation that will renew the PTC for two years; the PTC is set to expire at the end of 2012.
If the US government had a true concern for our unemployment rate and environmental sustainability rather than ocean views, they would support energy projects such as the Cape Cod Wind Project. That is why I urge Senator Brown to take charge in supporting the wind industry and help extend the Production Tax Credit until 2012 by swaying other political representatives to endorse it.