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Description - Cape Wind by Robert Whitcomb

When Jim Gordon set out to build a wind farm off the coast of Cape Cod, he knew some people might object. But there was a lot of merit in creating a privately-funded, clean energy source for energy-starved New England, and he felt sure most people would recognize it eventually. Instead, all Hell broke loose. Gordon had unwittingly challenged the privilege, power, and assumptions of some of Americas richest and most politically connected people, and they would fight him tooth and nail, no matter what it cost, and even when it made no sense. Cape Wind is a rollicking tale of democracy in action and plutocracy in the raw as played out among colorful and glamorous characters in one of our countrys most historic and renowned piece of coastline. It is also a cautionary tale about the challenges of evolving beyond reliance on fossil fuels and foreign oil, and an all too real lesson about why America lags behind the rest of the developed world in adopting clean energy.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781586485757
ISBN-10: 158648575X
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: PublicAffairs,U.S.
Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Publish Date: 24-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Robert Whitcomb

Wendy Williams has written for many major publications, including Scientific American, The Christian Science Monitor, The Boston Globe, The Providence Journal and The Baltimore Sun. She has been journalist-in-residence at Duke University and at the Hasting centre a fellow at the centre for environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado and at the Marine Biological labouratory. The author of several books, she lives on Cape Cod. Robert Whitcomb is a vice president and editorial page editor of The Providence Journal. Before that he served as the financial editor of The International Herald Tribune and as editor and writer for The Wall Street Journal.