Press Releases

Cape Wind Statement on FAA Approval

Statement from Cape Wind Communications Director Mark Rodgers on the FAA Determination of No Hazard

"We are pleased the FAA has approved Cape Wind so that we can get to work on building America's first offshore wind farm that will create jobs, increase energy independence and contribute to a healthier environment. Cape Wind will provide the FAA with the funds they need to modernize and enhance their radar facility at Otis Air Force Base."

As Cape Wind Gets Federal Ok to Move Forward, Cape Cod Judge Says Opponent’s Law Suit has No Merit, Decides in Favor of Clean Energy Project

BOSTON, MA, APRIL 29, 2010 – At the same that Cape Wind received its final approval yesterday allowing the clean energy project to move forward, a judge in Hyannis decided against an opponents’ lawsuit, saying it had no merit.

“With opponents now saying they will be filing lawsuits to deprive the region safe, secure and clean energy and jobs Cape Wind will bring, it is important to note this judge’s decision yesterday in deciding against the opponents,” said Cape Wind Communications Director Mark Rodgers.

The suit filed by project opponents alleged that Cape Wind’s Final Envir

CAPE WIND APPROVED by Federal Government as America’s First Offshore Wind Farm; Project will Add Clean Energy Jobs for Region

BOSTON, MA, APRIL 28, 2010 – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced his approval of Cape Wind with a favorable Record of Decision for the project to be constructed on Horseshoe Shoal in Nantucket Sound off the coast of Massachusetts.

“Secretary Salazar’s decision today to approve Cape Wind has launched the American offshore wind industry.

Cape Wind Statement on Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

Statement by Cape Wind Communications Director Mark Rodgers:

Though we disagree with the comment of the Advisory Council, we are pleased that Secretary Salazar now has a complete record in front of him to make the final decision.

It’s also important to remember that the Council's comments regarding historic preservation address only one of the many important concerns that Secretary Salazar will evaluate and balance in the days to come.

Cape Wind Signs Agreement to Buy Siemens 3.6-MW Offshore Wind Turbines

Cape Wind News Release

BOSTON, MA, MARCH 31, 2010 – Cape Wind announced today it has entered into an agreement with Siemens to supply 130 of its 3.6-Megawatt (MW) turbines for America’s first planned offshore wind farm off the coast of Massachusetts and, at the same time, Siemens also announced plans to open a U.S. Offshore Wind office in Boston.

New Study: Cape Wind Will Reduce Regional Electricity Prices by $4.6 Billion

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BOSTON, MA, February 10, 2010 -- Cape Wind will reduce wholesale electric prices for the New England region by $4.6 billion over 25 years, according to a new report published today by Charles River Associates, a leading economic consulting firm.

The report found that Cape Wind will place downward pressure on the wholesale clearing price of electricity by reducing operations of higher priced and polluting fossil fueled units.

Cape Wind Lauds Congressman Markey


BOSTON, MA, NOVEMBER 9, 2009 – Cape Wind officials praised Massachusetts Congressman Ed Markey for his letter to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar sent today, calling for him to move quickly to issue the final federal permit for Cape Wind before the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December.

Cape Wind Officials Win Award from Engineering Society

BOSTON, MA, September 17, 2009 – Two Cape Wind officials this week received an award from the American Society of Civil Engineers for their article on the Cape Wind project's design and engineering features.

Vice President of Project Development Craig Olmsted and Communications Director Mark Rodgers were both given the 2009 award for the Best Feature Article this week by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

The article, "The Cape Wind Project in Context" was coauthored by Olmsted and Rodgers and appeared in the July 2008 Special Issue, Engineering Strategies f

Cape Wind Would Have Provided Significant Power as Region’s Electric Demand Peaked Tuesday Afternoon

Cape Wind News Release

Cape Wind Would Have Provided Significant Power as Region’s Electric Demand Peaked Tuesday Afternoon

BOSTON, MA, August 19, 2009 – As the temperature in Boston climbed to 95 degrees and New England’s electric demand reached its peak so far this year at 3PM on August 18, the sea breeze on Nantucket Sound would have allowed Cape Wind to supply 300 megawatts (71% of total capacity) of electricity during that crucial hour, according to data collected at Cape Wind’s Scientific Data Tower on Horseshoe Shoal.

While the August 18th&n