Kennedy helps commission 4.8-MW solar project in Falmouth
- May 14, 2017 5:34 pm GMT
Before a gaggle of people at the
"It just means so much to all the members of the Kennedy family that we are able to find a way to give back to the Cape," said Kennedy, a former congressman and the founder of
"The town of
The use of solar energy will aid the town in fighting the impending threat that climate change poses to coastal communities, Jones said.
Kennedy praised the town for its commitment to environment, especially in light of threats made by President
"You know how important sea-rise is going to be to our children and our children's children," said Kennedy, who lives nearby. "....I'm just so happy that you have the kind of political leadership that then leads to making good decisions based upon science."
Many ideas were tossed around about what to use the land for when the landfill closed, including a motocross park, a farm, and other recreational ideas, said
Unlike the town's controversial wind turbines, this source of renewable energy has so far not prompted any complaints, with no possibility of glare for neighbors and no clear-cutting required, town officials said.
"You can see this wonderful field that used to be nothing but trash...and now it's making energy for the town," Kennedy said.
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