Title

Cape Wind

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Identifier

GPS_2008_POWER_Cape_Wind

Date

2008

Abstract

The current U.S. energy policy is unsustainable that has become too costly, because of the irreversible changes made to the environment and the financial costs of dependence on fossil fuels. Through the use of wind power renewable energy can become a major contributor in the production of electricity. This report concentrates on how to integrate wind energy into everyday power consumption on Cape Cod by gaining public support for offshore wind farms in Nantucket Sound. We collected data from over 400 surveys administered to teachers and students in order to identify what causes opposition about wind turbines and assess how race, gender, and education level may affect those opinions. The majority of local wind energy opponents express interest in harnessing wind power from other regions in the country. Our report culminates in an advertisement focused on advocating immediate change to this cleaner and more efficient energy source.

Keywords

Power the World

Language

English

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Rights

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License

Course

Power the World

Program

Great Problems Seminar

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application/pdf

Cape Wind


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