Cape Wind Articles

Over 300 Rally in Support of Cape Wind

"We have only begun to fight..." -- Cape Wind President Jim Gordon

Thank you to the more than 300 people who came out into the cold to rally in support of Cape Wind on Boston Common on Saturday, February 28th. Better Future Project and 350.org Massachusetts organized the event and many other organizations participated. Thanks are also due to supporters for circulating petitions that have gathered approximately 100,000 signatures. The rally and the petitions call on National Grid to negotiate with Cape Wind on saving the Power Purchase Agreement.

Another Legal Victory for America's First Offshore Wind Project

Posted by Katherine Kennedy, December 5, 2014

The 468 megawatt Cape Wind project, slated for construction in federal waters off the coast of Massachusetts in Nantucket Sound, is the first offshore wind project to be proposed and approved in the United States. The project has strong support from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, many national, state and local environmental groups, organized labor and many others.

Cape Wind will help relieve stress on natural gas supplies reaching New England

As reported in Commonwealth Magazine, the Cape Cod Times, and Cape Cod Today, National Grid is having to double electricity generation prices for Massachusetts customers and a big increase is in store for NSTAR customers too.  The reason is the stress placed on fixed natural gas pipeline capacity coming into New England, which has to import its fossil fuels.  Natural gas demand in winter has grown much more quickly than supply.  Tapping more local, clean, and inexhaustable energy sources, like Cape Wind, will help reduce the stress on this system, thereby reducing prices and

Atlantic Coast states key to unleashing 'energy gold mine' -- report

The E&E Greenwire article below has been reprinted with permission.  Copyright 2014, Environment and Energy Publishing, LLC.

Katherine Ling, E&E reporter

Published: Thursday, July 10, 2014

Atlantic Coast states should be proactive in boosting offshore wind energy as a solution to spiking electricity prices and impending carbon regulations, environmental groups say in a report released today.