"Cape Spin" Comes Ashore at Lincoln Center
Posted on April 19, 2013 in Book News
"Riotous." "Gripping." "Tragicomic." These are among the words that critics have used to describe Cape Spin! An American Power Struggle, a smart and sassy film about the epic political struggle over the siting of America's first offshore wind farm in Nantucket Sound.
Twelve years have passed since the Cape Wind project was first proposed, and its developer is still fighting off legal challenges bankrolled by the likes of fossil fuel magnate Bill Koch. Viewers looking only at this multi-million-dollar struggle might think that American wind power is going nowhere fast, but that's thankfully far from the truth. Cape Wind has yet to be built, but America's wind farms already produce enough electricity to meet the needs of 15 million American households, or about 6 percent of our total power supply.
From May 17-24, Cape Spin! will have thrice-a-day screenings at New York's Lincoln Center, and following the screenings I will join the filmmakers for a public discussion of the Cape Wind controversy within the broader context of wind power's dramatic American ascent. Check film times here.