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-- -- America alternative energy has become a hot button topic these past few months so.
We are beginning a four part series that will focus on the nation's most viable forms of renewable energy.
This week our own Ainsley Earhardt investigates wind power at the nation's first proposed wind farm and that's off the coast -- Massachusetts.
And the national debate over offshore drilling heats up the federal government is now approved the development of another form of offshore energy.
We're on -- and -- Nantucket Sound and this is where they repeat 130 wind turbines.
America's first offshore wind -- that in average wind conditions would be providing three quarters of the electricity.
This whole area of Cape Cod and the islands in Nantucket months.
The northeast is ground zero for offshore wind power development -- here a company called Cape Wind has proposed building the nation's first wind farm.
The region which has some of the highest energy prices in the country is ideal for this type of alternative power.
Because of the area's strong winds and the proposed wind farm's proximity to major cities.
The Interior Department in charge of -- the US waters for oil and gas exploration.
Is in the process of leasing huge chunks of land on the outer continental shelf.
The companies like Kate went which one he -- these huge wind turbines.
But not every one is on board.
I'm hearing a lot of people in the surrounding area they're asking why -- Nantucket Sound I couldn't be in some in the area.
Not close to these multimillion dollar houses.
Cape Wind is about.
Using the practices.
Than in Europe they've been doing -- win here since 1991.
And what they've really shown to be successful is having wind farms.
In shallow water and protected areas and those open north 61 week.
In this age of carbon emissions and global warming wind power sounds great right.
Not according to Robert Whitcomb he just political on the Cape -- controversy and says environmentalists and is great just not in the backyards of America's elites.
Does -- really about political -- about dinner parties.
It's about the privileged and the difference between what people say they believe what are they actually help.
He's neighbors saying they don't see it in high floor that I think in they're saying it's gonna hurt tourism.
Think for Sunday night not to see this very thing is it's we don't have this absolutely see that in -- There Copenhagen to carry that goes behind me when have offshore here as the Kodak moment.
The captain has to be careful that we know the bulk because all the passengers -- to the one -- to take the picture and video -- the went on.
So Wozniacki pairings gonna ruin.
-- without counsel again I don't think it would interfere -- and I think it's something for the future.
And we should we have to look for alternatives.
From everything that we read it it just doesn't sound like it's really the way to go.
Take a resource we have the fishing and the community and they have the tourists hair and I'd much rather look at -- turbines turning.
And giant smokestack billowing out smoke like they do what is -- behind us.
So this is a scientific -- tower we've had an operational since 2003.
In -- giving us real time data -- speed and direction.
And it's really showing us that this is -- very windy area where we can produce a lot of clean power hearing news.
And the nice thing is on those hottest summer afternoons when electricity demand is at the highest.
That's when we have a really strong scenes and large amount of how well above that.
It's the perfect windy place it's.
The problem next it's smack dab in the middle of the -- of fluid Nantucket Sound.
But Rogers says in the end Americans benefit and our nation moves closer to energy independent.
We are we don't have to bring into the Middle East he can't spill it doesn't pollute.
And it's right here it's energy that we have in abundance right here blowing by us all the time why not start to tap them and use it to fill our needs.
-- thanks for -- Willis you know I love this 700 billion dollar annual transfer wealth we import 70% of our oil.
Out of all of the above guy I want a drill want conservation -- want nuclear I want new refineries.
Coal mining Democrats there and know everything yet but including -- well we're starting a -- -- seriously I start watching every Sunday we're going to do a four part series on.
Energy and alternative forms of energy and what our country can do in this week we -- focusing obviously on wind power.
And the difference that -- that it can make for our country but in that area the Nantucket Sound area covering.
Martha's Vineyard Nantucket and Cape Cod and by the way I -- -- really difficult assignment Nantucket -- -- Glory as it was gorgeous thanks for sending me picture -- -- but if they put these wind turbines there in the Nantucket Sound it will account for 75%.
Of the electricity -- -- and this is.
The amazing part about this because liberals lecture us all -- time.
You know that we're using too much oil they don't want us to drill we don't we can't build nuclear power facilities nuclear facilities we can't expand coal mining.
We can't drill.
So all right this is alternative right and it clean up.
It doesn't -- -- no pollution one of the things we've investigated this and you actually went out there yet it's so far out it is you can barely see this if you're standing in your backyard.
It will account for about that much to be able to see about that much of that Ainsley across America thanks for being with us.
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