The Cape Wind Project
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This paper discusses the political, economic, and social impacts of the Cape Wind Project proposed for Cape Cod. According to the paper, the Cape Wind Project is a proposed wind-turbine project off the shoreline of Cape Cod in Massachusetts. The paper first presents the supporters outlook on the project followed by the oppositions viewpoint, which is the author's position. The author introduces himself by name and describes the current situation in Cape Cod and his arguments against implementation of the project. These are done in a point-by-point approach. The author concludes by stating that he is not against renewable energy, just the location of this project.
From the Paper:"In addition, the developers of the project have been misleading the public about the costs of the project, and the costs of the electricity it will produce. The federal Minerals Management Service (MMS) is the federal agency in charge of assessing and approving the wind farm, but it has failed to inform the public on the true costs of the project. Current electricity prices in Massachusetts average about $66 per Megawatt Hour (MWh), and MMS asserts costs for the Cape Wind Project could go as high as $122 MWh, or even higher if federal subsidies for the project are factored in ("The Economy"). This has been the case in other projected wind farm projects, and has been the reason many have been canceled or put on hold."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Editors. "Wind Farms." Cape Cod Times. 2009. 19 May 2009. <http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=SPECIAL01>.
- Editors. "Cape Wind: The Economy." Save Our Sound. 2009. 19 May 2009. <http://www.saveoursound.org/site/PageServer?pagename=CapeWind_Threats_Economy>.
- Editors. "Frequently Asked Questions." Cape Wind Associates. 2009. 19 May 2009. <http://www.capewind.org/FAQ-Category9-Cape+Wind+and+Economics-Parent0-myfaq-yes.htm>.
- Williams, Wendy and Whitcomb, Robert. Cape Wind: Money, Celebrity, Class, Politics and the Battle for Our Energy Future. New York: Public Affairs Books, 2007.
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