Wind vs. nuclear

By Dick Hill,
Posted July 03, 2009, at 10:41 p.m.

The Cape Wind proposal off Cape Cod has been in the works for nearly a decade. Here is the plan: 130 wind turbines to be installed; nominal generation capacity — 468 megawatts total; rotating blades of each unit will sweep the area of two football fields; turbines spaced out over 25 square miles of ocean; 1.4 billion kilowatt-hours annual total electricity generated. The Maine Yankee nuclear plant produced nearly four times this amount of electricity when it was having a bad year.

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