Cape Wind not a done deal yet

Cape Wind not a done deal yet

There are 16 comments on the Lowell Sun story from Apr 29, 2010, titled Cape Wind not a done deal yet. In it, Lowell Sun reports that:

With federal approval behind them, developers of what would be the nation's first offshore wind farm still have a tough journey ahead before finally producing power in the waters off Cape Cod.

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The Cynic

Lowell, MA

#1 Apr 29, 2010
So federal money is "free"??? It's all tax payer money you friggin fools!!!

This will be another federal overrun boondoggle, just like the big dig. Billions upon billions to create super expensive electricity that the taxpayer must subsidize.

This is the "plan"!! They, the liberal government, wants all of us to be tied into their system. One BIG not-so-happy family.
Jim

Fitchburg, MA

#2 Apr 29, 2010
Of course the people with their summer homes and money will fight it, it's the American way.

but we all know that if Ted Kennedy was against it, then it was probably good for Massachusetts.

Good decision to approve it....
chief opponent

Quincy, MA

#4 Apr 29, 2010
me likum casinos,no whirlygigs.
The Truth

Fall River, MA

#5 Apr 29, 2010
This is what is wrong right now with this country, uninformed and litigious people like Audra Parker. They are all for green power but not when it is in their backyard.
Open your Eyes

Tewksbury, MA

#6 Apr 29, 2010
The Truth wrote:
This is what is wrong right now with this country, uninformed and litigious people like Audra Parker. They are all for green power but not when it is in their backyard.
EXACTLY!
fat ted

Quincy, MA

#7 Apr 29, 2010
i can see my house from here.
Community Disorganizer

Florham Park, NJ

#8 Apr 29, 2010
130 wind turbines is not enough. Build 1,000 and put one right in front of the fraud Parkers house.
Former Cape Codder

Millbury, MA

#9 Apr 29, 2010
I'm all for renewable energy but I don't understand why the project has to be Nantucket Sound. This is the worst possible place to put this. There are so many boaters in these waters. You have the Cape vacationers, the islands vacationers and RI, vacationers all boating in these waters not to mention all the fishing vessels. And if you saved your hard earned money to buy a summer place on the sound, instead of looking at a beautiful sunrise, instead you'll see a bunch of ugly metal poles. Put this thing off South Monomoy Island on the Atlantic facing side where no one except the seals will notice or someplace where no one has to play dodge boats.
fat ted

Quincy, MA

#10 Apr 29, 2010
Former Cape Codder wrote:
I'm all for renewable energy but I don't understand why the project has to be Nantucket Sound. This is the worst possible place to put this. There are so many boaters in these waters. You have the Cape vacationers, the islands vacationers and RI, vacationers all boating in these waters not to mention all the fishing vessels. And if you saved your hard earned money to buy a summer place on the sound, instead of looking at a beautiful sunrise, instead you'll see a bunch of ugly metal poles. Put this thing off South Monomoy Island on the Atlantic facing side where no one except the seals will notice or someplace where no one has to play dodge boats.
i'll drink to that.
Nostradamus

United States

#11 Apr 29, 2010
Former Cape Codder wrote:
I'm all for renewable energy but I don't understand why the project has to be Nantucket Sound. This is the worst possible place to put this. There are so many boaters in these waters. You have the Cape vacationers, the islands vacationers and RI, vacationers all boating in these waters not to mention all the fishing vessels. And if you saved your hard earned money to buy a summer place on the sound, instead of looking at a beautiful sunrise, instead you'll see a bunch of ugly metal poles. Put this thing off South Monomoy Island on the Atlantic facing side where no one except the seals will notice or someplace where no one has to play dodge boats.
From a power-generation point of view, it's the BEST place to put it. Look at this wind map:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons...
As far as "ugly metal poles," many places that host wind farms find that they are tourist attractions. These are not oil derricks or cellphone-antenna towers. I have seen some of the California wind farms, and they are very attractive.
Sandman

Westborough, MA

#12 Apr 29, 2010
Alternate Energy Source = a newly discovered place to drill for oil. Even Obama has started agreeing with this one.

But, I guess that they have to do something with Wind on the Cape. That's the Home of the biggest bags of wind in the country - the Kennedies.
Former Cape Codder

Millbury, MA

#13 Apr 29, 2010
Nostradamus wrote:
<quoted text> From a power-generation point of view, it's the BEST place to put it. Look at this wind map:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons...
As far as "ugly metal poles," many places that host wind farms find that they are tourist attractions. These are not oil derricks or cellphone-antenna towers. I have seen some of the California wind farms, and they are very attractive.
Monomoy Island is in the red.(off of Chatham) No one lives there. Nantucket Sound is mostly in pink and purple. I'm not sure of the exact location where this is being proposed though. Ive seen wind farms I think they are unsightly in the ocean. There is nothing like looking out at the beautiful ocean where sea meets sky especially at sunrise or sunset. I think seeing 130 turbines sticking up does nothing for the view but that's just me.
fat ted

Quincy, MA

#14 Apr 29, 2010
Sandman wrote:
Alternate Energy Source = a newly discovered place to drill for oil. Even Obama has started agreeing with this one.
But, I guess that they have to do something with Wind on the Cape. That's the Home of the biggest bags of wind in the country - the Kennedies.
i resemble thaat remaark, howa bout a carr ride down on the vinyaard?
Kapow

Dracut, MA

#15 Apr 29, 2010
I'm sure they'd rather have those wind farms out there than that huge oil slick heading to Louisiana.

Drill Baby Drill!!!
fat ted

Quincy, MA

#16 Apr 29, 2010
Kapow wrote:
I'm sure they'd rather have those wind farms out there than that huge oil slick heading to Louisiana.
Drill Baby Drill!!!
i'll drink to that too.
Crackhead Bob

Chicago, IL

#17 May 2, 2010
They should hook a generator up to Ted Kennedy's corpse. The way he's probably spinning in his grave over this proposal could make a lot of electricity.

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