"If we did have wind turbines, they would be smokin'," said Dave Houseman, general manager of the 19th-century Spring House Hotel, looking out at the breakers below. "Chances are you wouldn't even see them. But I think if you did, it's something you could get used to."Of course, the reality is that the overwhelming majority of people on Cape Cod and the Islands support Cape Wind - and it's just the wealthy vacationers who own mansions on the beach that oppose it - but this opposition has got to end. Cape Wind needs to be streamlined. It will be absolutely pathetic if Rhode Island beats us to a big wind project, given the years Cape Wind has been in the works. Time is quickly running out to stop Global Warming from reaching the brink, in which the beast feeds itself and there's nothing we can do to stop it, so there's really no more time to waste on projects like Cape Wind.
His remark reflects a widely held sentiment here since a developer recently proposed erecting a $1.5 billion wind farm in the waters off this isolated island.
The company has proposed building more than 100 turbines, each one up to 240 feet tall.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
A Good Example for the Cape and Islands
Block Island residents are willing to do their parts.