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Wind PowerEarth and Environment
IN THE NEWS

Cape Wind's Jim Gordon
Regulatory Questions Continue
To Plague Cape Wind Project
May 24, 2007
UPDATE
For six years, Cape Wind -- a proposed 130 turbine wind energy project in Nantucket Sound -- has polarized residents of Cape Cod and mobilized advocacy groups both for and against what would be the nation's first offshore wind energy project.

NewsHour Report: Tom Bearden reports on the debate over the project (11/29/05)
KEY FEATURES
How a Wind Turbine Works
INTERACTIVE
View an animation of how a turbine transfers wind energy -- actually a form of solar power -- to electricity.

Sources of Energy
CHART
Track the United States' sources of electricity, from coal to wind power, over the decades in this chart.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES
  Main: Wind Power
REPORTS
  Wind Power Basics
  Land- vs. Sea-based Wind Farms
  Assessing the Threat to Birds
RESOURCES
  Animation: Wind Turbine
  Chart: Sources of Energy
FOR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS
  Lesson Plan
  Alternative Energy