Windfall, Part 2: Please Let Me Finish, Mr. Kennedy.
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Outside/In
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audio
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Publication Date |
Jul 01, 2021
Episode Duration |
00:38:16

Ten years ago, a Kennedy and a Koch shared the same goal: stop Cape Wind, America’s would-be first offshore wind farm.

Despite nearly two decades of effort, Cape Wind was never built, and its failure had huge consequences for the offshore wind industry. But it also laid the groundwork for the next wave of offshore wind and the explosive growth to come.

Windfall is the story of a promising renewable technology and the potential of wind power in a changing climate. It’s a story about who has the power to reshape our energy future.

Featuring: Cheryl Andrews-Maltais, Jim Gordon, Sean Corcoran, Beth Daley, and Audra Parker.

Beth Daley is now the editor-in-chief of The Conversation. Sean Corcoran is currently the managing editor at WGBH.

Part 2 of 5.

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A note about our reporting process

A pro-Cape Wind PSA (from Greenpeace) circa 2007

CREDITS

Co-hosts: Sam Evans-Brown and Annie Ropeik

Writing and reporting: Jack Rodolico

Senior Producer: Jack Rodolico

Executive Producer: Erika Janik

Mixing: Taylor Quimby

Fact-checking: Sara Sneath

Editors: Erika Janik, Annie Ropeik, Justine Paradis, Taylor Quimby, Felix Poon, and Hannah McCarthy

Special thanks to Beth Daley, Sean Corcoran, Bettina Washington, and Richard Andre

Music: Ben Cosgrove, Blue Dot Sessions, and Breakmaster Cylinder

Windfall Graphic Design: Sara Plourde

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