RedState Community: Let's Unite Behind an Alternative Energy Project
By Vladimir Posted in Chappaquiddick | DUI | Energy | Martha's Vinyard | Uncle Ted Kennedy — Comments (20) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »
To the RedState Community:
Here's an Alternative Energy Project we can all endorse: The Cape Wind Energy Project, located in and around Nantucket Sound, just offshore from Martha's Vineyard and historic Chappaquiddick Island.
"The proposal consists of 130, 3.6 megawatt wind turbine generators with the capacity to produce about 468 megawatts. The average expected production from the proposed wind farm could provide about 75 percent of the electricity demand for Cape Cod and the Islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. At average expected production, Cape Wind could produce enough energy to power more than 200,000 homes in Massachusetts."
Now, check this baby out:
Probably not the thing you want to hear in the morning if you're nursing a hangover, but, still, we've all got to do our part in the nation's quest for energy independence.
Note that this is not a government project. I am certain that once it is up & running it will qualify for all kinds of tax credits, but the project will be managed by an entity called Cape Wind Associates, LLC. The reason that this is on a Minerals Management Service website is that the MMS (an agency of the Dept of the Interior) was tasked, under the Energy Policy Act of 2005, with overseeing offshore alternative energy projects. As an installation such as this will affect the offshore and the onshore wetland environment, the EPA requires an Environmental Impact Statement. A Draft of the EIS is available at the MMS site - it would be instructive for anyone who has not lived in the paradise that is the Federal Regulatory System to download & peruse this rather lengthy document.
Oh, and the EPA will appreciate your comments. There is some concern that the project will fall victim to the "Not in My Compound's Backyard" syndrome, so every positive comment helps save a polar bear.