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Despite the need -- new energy sources when it comes to one project the -- knot in my backyard the nimby syndrome certainly alive and well the project.
The nation's first offshore wind farm and one of those families at the -- -- happens to be named Kennedy.
We're joined now by mark Rogers Kate -- Mark thanks very much for joining us -- Brian Sullivan looks like K despite some opposition.
This wind farm about five miles off the coast of Cape Cod could become a reality right.
O'Brien thank you you have been very much so by the end of this year we expect to have the permits.
In hand to build America's first offshore wind farm.
Off the coast of Massachusetts in Nantucket Sound.
That in average wind conditions would provide three quarters -- the electricity for the whole Cape Cod and islands area.
You know we had Boone Pickens on -- he talked about that wind quarter in the continental United States that's nothing compared to the winds off shore Cape Cod.
Well you know I -- -- salute T.
Boone Pickens for his plan I think it has a lot of merit.
And I would just offer up that you know offshore wind can really help the United States meet these ambitious goals for wind power.
Because you've got strong winds in close proximity.
To the major.
Urban electorate demand pockets of the northeast and mid Atlantic states.
And you combine that with the fact that on those hot summer afternoons when electricity is most needed.
That's what we have a sea breeze and we would actually there be providing great amounts of wind power at precisely the time.
The system needs it the most you know upon standing on the beach and Hyannis Port or the beach at Nantucket town why be able to see.
He's won -- You know one on most summer days no because of any amount -- he won't be able to see them but I'm not cold -- crisp winter day.
They might look about a half an inch on the horizon.
And you know you'd see them interacting with a natural environment making clean energy making their region more energy independent.
A tangible sign that we're doing something.
To make more of our own energy here to help stabilize energy prices and -- take real action on global warming.
Yeah -- you know it's interesting because people complain about that have -- though but at the same point you're sitting out there and you're watching oil tankers come up.
Well think different -- gotten.
And and in fact we also face the risk of some oil spills from those oil tankers which we've seen.
Many times in in the history of our local waterways around Cape Cod.
And -- well way to reduce that.
Risk is going more in the direction of clean energy and our oceans have enormous potential.
Here in the northeast to provide a lot of our energy needs in Cape Wind would be a big first step.
In that direction how do you get the power is an underground cable.
You generated for the win that -- get back to the shore.
That's right ending the Europeans have been doing this since 1991.
To bout time we catch up and absolutely we just have the and they cables buried below the sea bed.
That come along.
Would come across that the coast of Cape Cod continue underground.
And connect into the power grid you know the biggest question I got after my interview Boone Pickens knows how to -- invested in this and I -- all he can't really right now -- -- because moon -- he told us he may take -- Republican may not.
Anyway for people out there to invest in what you're doing.
We're kind of in the same boat privately held company and we will know the exact details of our financing model.
As soon but I I don't have them in hand today.
Possibility though of of a public offering capitals and I think to have mark.
It's possible -- -- we certainly are gonna need a lot of capital these projects get built up by the private sector and you'll certainly need you know I thought nobody else is mark to -- the wind -- middle the National Mall capture all that wind coming from Capitol Hill.
Many could light -- PC.
Thanks very much mark yeah Cape Wind.
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