patrick administration launches commu...

patrick administration launches community wind energy initiative

Posted in the West Tisbury Forum

Jack Kelly

Jamestown, RI

#1 Jun 27, 2013

Why not just say that this initiative by the Governor is so idiotic that Wind Wise is positively dumbfounded?

In the wake of all of the problems in Falmouth, Fairhaven, Kingston and Scituate (to name but a few), when will the Governor, the Secretary of Energy Affairs and the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental "Protection" acknowledge the obvious:


--How will changing the "noise standards" make them less noisy?

--How can this effort of "outreach" ever result in siting the wind turbines at a safe distance from the same time that they are planted in residential communities, as "Community Wind" projects?

--Who on earth has any faith or trust in the MA DEP (which denies all problems and refuses to enforce existing noise regulations) or the MA Clean Energy Center (which never saw a wind turbine it couldn't love -- and recommend to be built)?

--Aren't these the SAME AGENCIES that have ALREADY caused incalculable damage to Massachusetts residents?

This is about as rational as proposing to install the wind turbines on the moon and transmit the energy down to earth through a laser beam (yet to be developed by those insanely smart geeks at MIT who shall remain unnamed).

Has anyone on the Governor's team -- who are presumably holed up in an underground bunker in a secure, undisclosed location somewhere near Beacon Hill -- bothered to talk to anyone at Princeton Municipal Power & Light or in Portsmouth, RI to ask them how their Community Wind projects are panning out?

How are things looking in Falmouth? And Fairhaven? And Kingston -- from an economic point of view, for the developers?

Will this initiative be attached to the Senate bill that seeks funding to dismantle the wind turbines in Falmouth; or will it stand alone? I think that the Governor should be clear on this point, don't you?
Community Disorganizer

Florham Park, NJ

#2 Jul 2, 2013
The world needs more Deval Patricks to save us from global warming.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

West Tisbury Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Wynn made official captain (Jan '08) Nov 29 cops are degenerates 24
Looking For Mystery Shoppers! Nov 20 Joseph McArdle 1
A former East Falmouth resident lived in Naples... (Jun '17) Oct '17 Pmay 2
Joseph Low—Midcentury Edgartown Illustrator & P... Oct '17 Nolan Pelletier 1
News Where the Obamas, Trumps are vacationing new Aug '17 Red Crosse 44
Falmouth Selectmen Will Not Appeal Turbine Deci... Jul '17 Bob DeLeo 1
News Doris Overtoom (May '17) May '17 Roy Root 1

West Tisbury Jobs

More from around the web

Personal Finance

West Tisbury Mortgages