Cape Wind Articles

Denmark gets 30% of its electricity from wind

The Danish Wind Energy Association has announced that Denmark now gets 30% of its electricity from wind, with offshore wind set to drive most of their growth on the way to their goal of 50% wind.  Click here for the announcement.

President Barack Obama on clean energy & climate change

From President Barack Obama's Second Inaugural Address:

"...We, the people, still believe that our obligations as Americans are not just to ourselves, but to all posterity. We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations.  Some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires and crippling drought and more powerful storms.

The path towards sustainable energy sources will be long and sometimes difficult.

Boston Globe Columnist Derrick Z. Jackson on U.S. Offshore Wind Power

...The American Wind Energy Association’s conference exhibition hall was full of European and multinational firms that are busy plunging scores of turbines into their waters. German developers talked about how the industry has transformed rusting homeland harbors into bustling ports, while British officials boasted that industry investment in offshore wind will leap from $8 billion in the last decade to $80 billion in the next eight years.

Representatives of American firms could only watch wistfully and wish the US government cared as much about wind energy as Europe does.

Rick Mattila and Rick Heller Op Ed in Boston Globe promoting offshore wind power

"...The good news is that many of the pieces are falling into place, including here in the Bay State; after 10 years of debate, the Cape Wind project is on track to cross the finish line in 2013. In addition, the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has identified two formal wind energy areas off our coast covering nearly 1,000 square miles, with leases to be offered for sale by competitive auction in 2013.

Massachusetts Approves Cape Wind / NSTAR Power Purchase Agreement

BOSTON, MA – Cape Wind secured another major milestone today with the approval by the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) of the 15-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with NSTAR to buy Cape Wind’s energy, capacity and renewable energy credits.