The day after President Obama mentioned Siemens USA in his State of the Union Speech, Fox Business News interviewed Siemens USA CEO Eric Spiegel to talk about his company's plans in the U.S. One of the topics they discuss is offshore wind power and Mr.
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Readers have spoken, and by an overwhelming margin the biggest local business story of 2012 was NStar’s merger with Northeast Utilities that also included an agreement to buy power from the controversial Cape Wind project. Here are the others that rounded up the top five:
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Vineyard Gazette | By Sarah Brown
Cape Wind, which began more than a decade ago as the nation’s first offshore wind farm and has since been enmeshed in legal battles, political wrangling and untold miles of red tape, is inching closer to the day when 130 wind turbines will be in operation on Horseshoe Shoal on Nantucket Sound.
The project’s progress is tangible: out on the water, two barges have been in operation, performing geological tests on the ocean bed in preparation for the turbines.
The Conservation Law Foundation and other organizations have today launched a new campaign called 'Cape Wind Now' that calls out the deception and coal money behind the opposition group known as the 'Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound' or 'Save Our Sound'. The 'Cape Wind Now' campaign will also galvinize public support to help move this important project forward to construction.
Representatives of Cape Wind and Fugro brought members of the local media out to Horseshoe Shoal in Nantucket Sound on Saturday September 22nd, to get a close up look at the two barges conducting geophysical and geotechnical investigations that are contributing to the final foundation construction design to ready the project for its construction phase.
Placing wind turbines off the East Coast could meet the entire demand for electricity from Florida to Maine, according to engineering experts at Stanford University.
It would require 144,000 offshore turbines standing 270 feet tall — not one of which exists since proposals have stalled due to controversy and costs.
Important new report today from the National Wildlife Federation that lays out compelling public benefits offshore wind will provide the U.S. and the urgency to move forward now, entitled: "The Turning Point for Atlantic Offshore Wind Energy: Time for Action to Create Jobs, Reduce Pollution, Protect Wildlife & Secure America’s Energy Future".
Congressional candidate Joseph Kennedy III has bucked his famous family's opposition to Cape Wind, endorsing the project Thursday from the campaign trail. "Offshore wind is one of the resources Massachusetts is blessed with," he said in an interview with The Sun Chronicle in Attleboro.
The former Cape and Islands assistant district attorney is a candidate for the 4th Congressional District, currently held by U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass.
BY JIM HAND SUN CHRONICLE STAFF
ATTLEBORO — Congressional candidate Joseph Kennedy III broke with his family elders today and endorsed the Cape Wind energy project many of his relatives oppose.
Kennedy said he has not taken a position on the project up until now because he wanted to study the details.