This is in response to the letter from James Tierney, “Clean power is available” (Oct. 18).

For years, special interest groups fought Cape Wind here in Massachusetts. For many, the reason was that they saw wind towers as eyesores. Many with a different view would see the turbines as something beautiful — a symbol of America gaining energy independence and helping everyone, as well as the planet, breathe easier.

Cape Wind is all but dead now. Fortunately, though, Rhode Island now has turbines off its coast.

The other argument against wind towers is the cost. It is true that electricity generated by the turbines costs more now, but soon, wind will be equal to fossil fuels, and gains in storage are happening all the time.

Anyone who has been on a boat and felt the sea breeze knows the power that lies offshore.

Mark Kertzman, Cambridge, Mass.

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