Nantucket Sound Offshore Wind Farm Debate

WED, APR 5, 2006 (1:05:26)

The WGBH Conservation Initiative hosts a debate concerning the proposed development of America's first offshore wind farm in the shallow waters of Nantucket Sound. The Cape Wind offshore wind farm would provide Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket with approximately 75% of their electricity needs in average winds. However, there is strong opposition to this controversial project.

+ BIO: Christopher Lydon

Christopher Lydon is an American media personality and author. He is best known for being the original host of The Connection, produced by WBUR and syndicated to other NPR stations.

+ BIO: Audra Parker

Audra Parker is Chief Operating Officer/Executive Director of the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound. Audra has been with the Alliance since early 2003. She has 20 years of experience in strategy and business management, has consulted to a wide range of industries, and is active in local community affairs.

She holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics and Economics from Brown University. She lives in Osterville with her four children.

+ BIO: Jim Gordon

In 1975, Jim started EMI and over the ensuing years would build EMI into one of the most successful privately held independent power companies in America. He recruited and managed a team of dedicated and highly motivated professionals that were able to complete the myriad and complex tasks of creating state of the art power projects. Jim's sense of timing and grasp of political and regulatory directions allowed EMI to develop some of New England's first gas fired cogeneration and independent power projects as well as the first generation of merchant electric plants in the United States.

Jim is a graduate of Boston University's School of Public Communications and worked for Warner Communications Corporation prior to founding EMI.

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