Cape Wind Articles

Cape Wind Statement on DOE $150 million Conditional Commitment

July 1, 2014

"Today's announcement by the Department of Energy represents an important endorsement by the United States government of the environmental, economic and energy benefits that offshore wind will provide to our country. We appreciate Energy Secretary Moniz helping launch the American offshore wind industry, creating jobs and unleashing a new clean energy source for the nation."  

-- Cape Wind President Jim Gordon

YES to Cape Wind

By George Bachrach and Rick Mottila

At long last, America’s first offshore wind project, Cape Wind, has secured its permits, leases and is finalizing financing.  Once turbines are erected, miles off-shore, it will begin producing most of the electricity that will supply energy to Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.  But Cape Wind is only the beginning.  The U.S. Department of the Interior recently announced the nation’s largest, additional offshore wind lease area off the coast of Massachusetts.

Cape Wind Completing Geophysical Surveys; Aided by Four Massachusetts Companies

May 12, 2014     

BOSTON, MA – Cape Wind has today announced that a team including three companies based in New Bedford, Massachusetts, is involved with completing geophysical surveys of the project site and offshore cable routes.

Survey vessels with a suite of geophysical instruments are surveying the seafloor and subsea geology on Horseshoe Shoal and along the offshore cable route. 

Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit against Cape Wind

Cape Wind News Release

Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit that Challenged Cape Wind

Suit on NSTAR Power Purchase Agreement Becomes 26th Failed Legal Attempt of Project Opponents

May 3, 2014       

Two letters in support of Cape Wind published in MV Times

Cape Wind, a move in the right direction

By Sharon Strimling

I am writing to respond to Doug Cabral’s At Large: The windy 10-year war of April 23.

I haven’t written about Cape Wind recently, but I need to step back in after reading that article.

First and foremost, I disagree with his contention that the project won’t get built. Cape Wind is fully approved and making solid progress with financing.

Judge skeptical of Cape Wind challenges

By Patrick Cassidy
April 30, 2014

BOSTON — Plaintiffs in the latest Cape Wind-related lawsuit to find its way into a federal courtroom faced an uphill battle Tuesday.

"Having read the briefs carefully I start and almost end with the 11th Amendment," U.S. District Judge Richard Stearns said at a hearing on a motion to dismiss the challenge of a state-approved contract between the offshore wind energy developer and NStar.

Massachusetts is at the Front of the Offshore Wind Energy Pipeline

This winter found many of us trying to get inside from the cold, where the comforts of modern life awaited -- warmth, lights, electronics, appliances, and a hot meal. 

You may not have realized it, but the infrastructure that delivers energy to us, upon which all these comforts depend, was under great stress. 

Massachusetts does not produce coal, oil or natural gas we are at the end of the energy pipeline for all those fuels.  Over the past 30 years our region has shifted more of our energy use away from coal and oil toward natural gas.