Cape Wind News

Outlook for US Offshore Wind Projects: Favorable with High Gusts

by Jennifer Zajac, SNL Energy
The United States is viewed as one of the next big markets for offshore wind generation. Now that the Cape Wind project is considered more likely than not to proceed and the favorable political climate towards renewables, it is not a question of whether U.S. offshore wind farms will get built but how many.

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States Sharing the Sea for Wind Industry

...Cape Wind will share water with 'many other wind farms'

The U.S. Offshore Wind Collaborative, as the group is called, is inviting industry leaders, environmentalists and others to join its board of directors. Officials from clean-energy offices in states along the East Coast and the Great Lakes are "on board" to provide technical expertise, Watson said. Texas and California are also expressing support for the program. The group will formally unveil itself this fall.

The timing is ripe. The U.S.

Selectmen Vote Support Of Wind Farm Operations

Falmouth Enterprise article, reprinted here with permission.By CHRISTOPHER KAZARIAN

Falmouth selectmen voted favorably on the idea of housing Cape Wind’s base of operations here at its meeting on Monday if the federal government approves the firm’s proposed 130-turbine offshore wind farm.

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Falmouth officials woo Cape Wind and potential jobs

FALMOUTH — Selectmen voted this week to encourage the developer of the proposed Nantucket Sound wind farm to set up shop in town.  "It was not about should there or shouldn't there be a wind farm," said the chairwoman of the board, Mary Pat Flynn.

If Cape Wind Associates LLC is able to secure the necessary permits to move forward with the project, having the company's operations and maintenance facility and associated jobs in Falmouth would be good for the town, Flynn said.  The vote — four in favor of asking the company to locate in town and one abstention — came on the heels

Obama Vacations in Clean-Energy Battleground

With President Obama vacationing in Martha's Vineyard next week, local activists plan to soak up the national spotlight as the first family soaks up the sun.

Nantucket Sound, where plans to build a 130-turbine wind farm have sparked heated resistance, has become ground zero for a larger debate about offshore renewable energies.

Offshore wind could be next wave for U.S.

HYANNIS, Massachusetts (Reuters) - The Cape Cod resort area, famous for sandy beaches and centuries-old fishing villages, could in the next few years claim a new title of home to the United States' first offshore wind farm.

The United States has experienced a surge in investment in wind power over the past four years, more than tripling its ability to turn wind into electricity.

Cape Wind is Moving Ahead

It has been 2,755 days since the Cape Wind project was first formally proposed. It is a controversy older than the war in Iraq. Hostilities began only a few weeks after the war in Afghanistan.

And, as in those other conflicts, indeed in any protracted battle, it’s crucial to maintain morale of the troops, particularly when your allies are dropping off and it looks as if you’re losing. Surveys show public opinion in the state is strongly in favor of the wind farm, and the Patrick administration in Boston, too.

Gov. Patrick hails Cape Wind permit approvals

Governor Deval Patrick today hailed a state board's approval of permits for the controversial Cape Wind project.

"The time has come to see the first offshore wind farm in America rise off the Massachusetts coast, a powerful symbol of our commitment to a clean energy future," Patrick said in a statement.

The project has sparked debate because it calls for erecting a wind farm with 130 turbines in Nantucket Sound.  Patrick said in a statement that the state had "done its job" of reviewing the project and the federal permitting process was winding down.

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