Its amazing the time and effort spent on massive energy projects, from the crazily dangerous drilling of deep ocean rigs, the polluting fracking technologies, enormous wind farms and solar plants too far from population centers where power is actually needed.
Now this is not to say that wind farms and solar projects have no role, or that natural gas is not a useful bridge to a clean energy future. But the reality is that distributed solar at the local level on the millions of empty roofs, enormous parking lots and other concrete strips and miles and miles of highway are prime for renewable energy without all these giant hurdles. They are safer as well from terrorist threats and natural disasters because they are spread everywhere like the internet which never goes down.
Nearly a decade in the making, Cape Wind - what will be America’s first offshore wind farm - was a done deal after receiving federal approval in April. Or so it seemed. Ever since, anti-wind groups have fought tooth and nail against the project, which would power most of Cape Cod and…
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