The possibility of eventually going further and deeper will be enhanced by the experience that will be gained with the turbines in Nantucket Sound....It is prudent that the first projects be relatively close to shore, and in relatively shallow water before moving further out. Nantucket Sound is a good place to begin.
-- Dr. James F. Manwell, Director, Renewable Energy Research Laboratory, UMass
Town Council for sale? Thursday, October 04, 2012
Cape Cod Times' columnist Sean Gonsalves asks if the Barnstable Town Council is 'for sale' to the opposition group to Cape Wind? He follows the money trail that shows project opponents are paying the legal bill for the Town. He writes:
"But, it's downright insulting for a town government, which is supposed to represent the entire town, to set up a special fund to accept money from a one-sided opposition group on the most politically divisive issue the Cape has seen in the past decade. It sets a bad precedent, to say nothing of the slap in the face to the sizable number of town residents who support Cape Wind."