The Wind as Landscape

With the release of Cape Wind, a book co-authored by the Projo’s Robert Whitcomb, about rich and influential people, ostensibly with socially appropriate environmental consciousnesses, and their fight to kill an environmentally friendly energy project involving water-based windmills, the example on the grounds of the Portsmouth Abbey that I pass twice a day caught my attention more than usual today:

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Maybe there’s something in human nature that wind-driven motion sooths, but whatever the reason, I think it would add to, rather than detract from, the scenery if there were more of them around — whether waving to passing commuters or appearing as dots in the waterviews of the hoity-toity.

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George
George
14 years ago

as if you needed more reasons to dislike Mitt Romney…He tried to kill the cape wind project by claiming that a rock off the coast of Mass. was a piece of and not allowing the CapeWind project not to be built. Luckily it didn’t go through.

Jim
Jim
14 years ago

This is an issue that very clearly exposes the hypocrisy of the liberal left wingers like Ted Kennedy.
Don’t listen to what they say, watch what they do, and you will understand why they cannot be trusted.

Rhody
Rhody
14 years ago

Teddy and Willard M. Romney fight this thing. Bob Novak and Greenpeace support it.
Alternative sources of power make strange bedfellows.

George
George
14 years ago

I think that fact that Deval Patrick supports it will help it get built faster.

Dave
Dave
14 years ago

I much prefer to see windmills rather that the ‘forest’ of cell phone towers that now clutter our views. At least the windmills provide necesssary energy – the cell phone towers, for the most part, provide people with the luxury of endless inane chattering, the option of asking their spouses choice of toilet paper color, etc.
When was the last time any of us were asked (i.e. voted) on whether or not we wanted another cell phone tower in a location in our towns?

klaus
klaus
14 years ago

Good comments, all. Even the ones lambasting Kennedy’s hypocrisy on this.
We have got to pursue stuff like this. It could be the next big tech thing. You know–green and produces jobs? What’s not to like about that>

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