Tag Archives: wind turbines

Wind turbine siting and the Falmouth cautionary tale [op-ed Cape Cod Times, 10 December 2013 ] ec 13

The state is trying to come up with guidelines for siting wind turbines to reconcile the state’s wind vision with the view from the actual towns and neighborhoods in which the turbines will be installed. Presumably they are taking notes on the ongoing cautionary tale (read siting nightmare) of Falmouth. Falmouth has been all over […]

Our crazy climate change situation [op-ed CCT 26 June 2012]

The climate change situation we’re in gets crazier by the day. Like most people, I lack the educational background to check up on the validity of scientists’ worries about the climate future. But I can count and there seems no question that a strong consensus of those scientists expressing opinions and journalists following the issue […]

Wind turbines, climate change and sacrifice [op-ed CCT 12 June 2012]

There’s an intriguing battle raging right now as reflected in the pages of this newspaper. “Prepare now for climate change,” sternly lectures S. Jeffress Williams in a recent My View piece. “A consensus to harm citizens?” scolds Eric Bibler in another My View, referring to the wind turbine controversy in Falmouth. On the one hand, […]

Wind power: flawed technology, tough trade-offs [November 2010 / CCT]

The battle over wind energy has reached a whole new level of ferocity now that turbines are being proposed for or built in actual backyards. For years opponents of industrializing Nantucket Sound argued that the logical and much less controversial place to put wind turbines was on land, since it was already developed. But that […]

Why second guess the spiritual argument? [December 2009 / CCT]

There has been a nasty tone creeping into the comments of Cape Wind supporters now that they sense victory is close. It’s a tone of mockery for the idea that spiritual values could really be the motive behind the opposition to the 130 450 foot -high wind turbines proposed for Nantucket Sound.. Commenting on the […]