Two quick notes …
1. A couple of readers have commented that I missed a crucial element in my post last week about the appearance – and disappearance – of signs calling for the shutdown of Falmouth’s town-owned wind turbines. Apparently, signs were stolen during town meeting.
From Terri Drummey:
The signs were stolen from all over town DURING the Falmouth town meeting. After DPW closed for the evening and before early morning.
Sue Hobart adds:
The signs were indeed picked up during town meeting … we saved what we could because yes… we will need them again … Plus we neighbors spent big bucks defending ourselves and nothing is over yet!
And, on a different note …
2. While on his way into Boston this morning, my husband texted me (he was on the bus, not driving, btw) that he’d just seen a “big solar array next to the National Grid gas tank in Dorchester.” A quick web search reveals it’s one of six solar projects National Grid has built in Massachusetts; the other five are already online. When complete, the Dorchester array will cover more than 6 acres and is expected to produce some 1600 Megawatt hours of power. On the conspicuous and possibly ironic location directly adjacent to an icon of fossil fuel usage, the National Grid website says:
The Dorchester project will be located in a prominent location in Greater Boston, next to the famous multicolored liquefied natural gas tank (LNG). This was formerly a manufactured gas plant site, and as a result the land is contaminated and has limited reuse capability, making it ideal for a solar project. The panels will be easily seen from Route I-93, showing Boston as a city that is serious about its renewable energy goals. This is the largest of our planned upcoming projects.
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