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Friday, April 30, 2010

Cahill wind

You really have to love the way Treasurer Tim is classing up the governor's race with his thoughtful remarks about important issues.
“We all think of the Netherlands, and we think of all these windmills,’’ the independent gubernatorial candidate told a downtown meeting of business executives yesterday. “It’s really quaint. And it seems so much nicer than a big, bad energy plant or nuclear power. At the end of the day, it’s an industrial opportunity.’’
I somehow don't think anyone considers 130 turbines, several hundred feet high, piles driven deep into the ocean floor are "quaint." That's a significant part of the argument of Cape Cod residents opposed to the project.

And, as has become par for the course, whether the topic is the budget or health care. the independent candidate offers opinions but not solutions.
“I don’t think it’s the real solution,’’ he said. “It will make us feel good about ourselves, just like covering every citizen in Massachusetts with health care made us feel good. On paper and mentally, it’s the right thing to do. "
So I pose a simple question Mr. Treasurer: what is your solution to our energy needs? Any ideas on how we can harness your hot air?

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

His solution is anywhere but the back yard of voters I'm trying to get to support me.

April 30, 2010 12:53 PM  
Blogger Ryan said...

A vast majority of the state supports Cape Wind; a vast majority of Cape Cod residents support Cape Wind. This is an enormously popular project that is essential to get through.

What baffles me the most is Cahill's attempt to say this somehow hurts us economically. Bizarre. It will create 1,000 construction jobs and some permanent ones. Furthermore, contrary to whatever Cahill attempts to say, Wind Power saves people money on their electricity costs.

April 30, 2010 7:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The new WalMart in Worcester put windmills at the top of the lightpoles in their parking lot, not huge, not an eyesore and they'll save 5-10% of their electricity costs. Should become part of every new construction project over a certain size.

May 03, 2010 5:02 AM  

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