Will an Offshore Wind Farm in Nantucket Become a Reality?

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

U.S. Interior Secretary Kenneth Salazar will be making a decision that could affect the advancement of green energy here in the United States. This week, Salazar will decide whether or not to build an offshore wind farm off of Nantucket Sound. Opponents of the project are threatening to sue if it is approved. 

Sean Corcoran, senior reporter for WCAI and WGBH has been following this story for some time and talked to both sides of this debate. He shares what he's found with us.

Guests:

Sean Corcoran

Produced by:

David J Fazekas

Comments [2]

Mike from Nantucket

I ran into Mr. Corcoran and his wife Linda on Saturday night and he was gracious enough to take some time to speak with me about the project. I found Mr. Corcoran to be very knowledgeable about this rather complex issue. Before speaking with him, I just figured this was a case of the rich pulling strings to stop a green energy project in order to protect their beautiful water views, but the situation is a lot more complex than that. I would have to say Mr. Corcoran is the resident expert on the Cape Wind project.

Aug. 06 2010 12:29 AM
Brian Needham

During a recent visit to Denmark I was shown an offshore windfarm, which I was told was about three miles offshore. I took a photo with magnification of 3, to show how inconspicuous they were, but one can barely see the windmills offshore in the photo. Given an appropriate email address, I would be happy to post the photograph. Incidentally many Danes consider the machines to be a thing of beauty and offshore and onshore windfarms are very common.

Apr. 30 2010 08:55 AM

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