Wind Energy Gets
Another Bad Mark
Energy produced by offshore wind farms — deemed ugly by the former “Lion of the Senate” and surprisingly among the most expensive of power sources — just got another stain to its reputation.
The late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, a Massachusetts Democrat, opposed the construction of a proposed Nantucket Sound wind farm. Although he was a steadfast environmentalist and approved it in principle, he was opposed the esthetics.
Kennedy reportedly didn’t want the appearance of 130 wind turbines to obstruct his view from the family’s Hyannis Port compound overlooking the sound.
A new concern is their effect on food production. Just as the federal ethanol mandate reportedly increases the price of corn and corn-fed beef, offshore wind farms could send the cost of seafood skyrocketing.