Cape Wind News

NRDC restates its support of Cape Wind

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) writes about new study about erosion changes to the US east coast accelerated by climate change and the importance of taking action.  Here is an exerpt:

"Offshore wind power, for example, has tremendous potential to scale up on the Atlantic coast and become a major source of zero-carbon renewable energy. The (federal) National Renewable Energy Lab estimates that the Atlantic coast could host offshore wind projects totally 212 GW in shallow waters with high wind speeds.

Cape Wind barge will sample ocean floor

NEW BEDFORD — Fishermen and recreational boaters might have seen a strange sight in the harbor last week as crews assembled a red jack-up barge whose four towering, black legs looked almost like smokestacks rising from the harbor.  The vessel will be used this fall to take sediment samples of Nantucket Sound's ocean floor for Cape Wind, and its legs are essential to the task.

Cape Cod Wind Farm Tiptoes Ahead - Wall Street Journal

By JENNIFER LEVITZ

BARNSTABLE, Mass.—Philip Scudder said his ferry company here was once a vocal opponent of the alternative-energy proposal that blew into Cape Cod nearly a decade ago. The U.S.'s first offshore wind farm? In the middle of pristine Nantucket Sound? He wondered how his boats carrying vacationers bound for Martha's Vineyard would navigate around the turbines.

But now, Mr.

Video of final Cape Wind Public Hearing on Cape Cod

Click here to view a 6-minute video produced by Liz Argo of Argo Productions of the final public hearing about Cape Wind on Cape Cod.  This hearing was held on May 23, 2012 by the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities for their review of the power purchase agreegment between Cape Wind and NSTAR.  That night 42 speakers were in favor of Cape Wind, 27 of whom identified themselves as Cape Cod residents, only 16 people spoke in opposition.

Fish on Fridays: Cape Wind Project and Fishermen Seal a Deal

Earlier this week, Cape Wind—a proposed wind farm off the coast of Massachusetts—quietly turned aside one of its few remaining challenges by coming to a landmark agreement with the Martha’s Vineyard/Dukes County Fishermen’s Association, which had filed a challenge to the project because fishermen feared they would be displaced from traditional fishing grounds.