Cape Wind News

Group asks review of ad run by Cape Wind foes

A group that tracks the role of money in politics has asked the state office that oversees campaign finance laws to investigate the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound to determine whether the organization should have reported spending on a radio ad that attacked the governor’s support for a controversial wind energy project.In a letter to the Office of Campaign and Political Finance, Massachusetts Common Cause said the Alliance ad aired within 90 days of the Nov.

Once-mighty wind farm foe falls into debt

...But last year, after losing the fight in Washington and focusing its attention on a crucial battle before state regulators, the alliance was falling into debt, raising only $1.4 million — a 50 percent drop compared with 2008 and its lowest yearly fund-raising total since 2002, the year the group was founded.

Cape Wind foe's funding takes hit

As the battle over Cape Wind enters its final stages, donations to the project's primary opposition group have declined, according to federal tax documents filed this week.

Donors gave about $1.5 million to the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound last year, compared with roughly $2.9 million in 2008, according to the documents.

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17 reasons to brag about the Bay State

By Scott Kirsner  Globe Correspondent / November 14, 2010

…We live in an incredibly innovative place: Massachusetts is a magnet for people who want to solve challenging problems, build substantial businesses, and conduct research at the edge of what’s known.

Green Tie Gala toasts New England's cleantech leaders

Following a year of rapid growth for the clean technology sector in New England, an estimated 400 executives, investors and advocates gathered in Boston Thursday night to celebrate the sector’s achievements at the 3rd Annual Green Tie Gala.

The gala took place at the Park Plaza Hotel and was held by the New England Clean Energy Council.

Wind farm foe gave $100,000 to aid GOP

A month ago, as the battle over a proposed wind farm in Nantucket Sound was being heard by state regulators, William I. Koch, the fossil fuel magnate and Cape Cod summer resident, donated $100,000 to the Republican Governors Association.

Koch, a longtime opponent of Cape Wind and cochairman of the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound, made the donation in part to support Republican Charles D.