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And gas and oil becoming more costly many Americans are struggling financially and are looking for other ways to keep their homes running and fuel in their cars so.
In this week's Ainsley across America we are premiering a new series on alternative energy solutions.
And over the next few weeks will be informing you about oil shale hydroelectricity.
Solar power and -- -- wind power take a look.
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 sold Nantucket Sound and this is where they repeat 130.
America's first offshore wind on that in average wind.
It would be providing three quarters of the electricity use in this whole area Cape Cod and the islands of Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard.
The northeast is ground zero for offshore wind power development it's here a company called Cape Wind has proposed building the nation's first -- on 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 -- US waters for oil and gas exploration.
Is in the process of leasing huge chunks of land on the outer continental shelf.
To companies like Kate went which one he -- -- huge wind turbines.
But not everyone is onboard.
I'm hearing a lot of people in the surrounding area they're asking why -- Nantucket -- -- couldn't be in some remote area.
Not close to these multimillion dollar houses.
Cape Wind is about.
Using the practices.
That in Europe -- 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 excellent.
In this age of carbon emissions and global warming wind power sounds great right.
Not according to Robert Whitcomb he just political on the -- -- controversy and says environmentalism is great just not in the backyards of America's elites.
This isn't really about political partisans about dinner parties.
It's about the privileged and the difference between what people say they believe what are they actually go.
He's neighbors saying they don't see it in high floor but I think in they're saying it's gonna hurt tourism -- -- sounding -- not to see this very thing is it's.
We don't have this absolutely see that in -- Here Copenhagen -- an area that goes behind me when they have offshore here this the Kodak moment.
The captain has to be careful that we have the bulk because all the passengers -- to -- one side.
The picture and video.
The the wind -- So one thing I keep -- gonna ruin.
-- -- -- -- -- -- 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 beauty and have been.
The -- the -- and I'd much rather look at -- turbines turning than giant smokestack billowing out smoke like they do what is this behind us.
Still this is a scientific did tower we've had an operational since 2003.
Innings giving us real time data and wind speed and direction.
And it's really showing us that this is -- very windy area where we can produce a lot of clean power theories.
And the nice thing is on those hot this summer afternoons when electricity demand is at the highest.
That's when we have a really strong seats and large amount how well about that.
It's the perfect windy place.
The problem next smack dab in the middle of the wealthiest -- Nantucket Sound.
Rogers says in the end Americans benefit and our nation moves closer to energy independence.
It's win we don't have to bring into the Middle East he can't -- 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 in use it to fill our needs.
-- thanks -- -- -- you know I love this 700 billion dollar annual transfer wealth we import 70% of our oil.
All the all of the above gotten I want to drill more conservation -- want nuclear -- want new refineries.
Coal mining Democrats -- -- everything yet -- including this well we're starting a -- -- seriously -- 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 and this week we're focusing obviously on wind power.
And the difference that -- that it can -- 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 -- -- Florida -- that I 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 the 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 an alternative right and it clean.
It doesn't -- all know pollution one of the things we investigated this and you actually went out there yet it's so far out -- -- you could barely see this if you're standing in the backyard.
It will account for about that much -- -- -- to see about that much of that Ainsley across America.
Thanks for being thing.
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