Cape Wind Articles

Coast Guard delays delivery of technical report to MMS

The U.S. Coast Guard has announced that it will delay its delivery of a technical report on Cape Wind's possible impacts on marine radar systems to the Minerals Management Service, in response to a request made by Minnesota Congressman James Oberstar (D).

Cape Wind clears hurdle

The Coast Guard commander responsible for the waters off southeastern New England announced yesterday that the proposed Nantucket Sound wind farm poses no significant problem for marine radar.

During a follow-up conference call with participants of an October workshop, Coast Guard Capt. Raymond Perry said if the developer adheres to proposed mitigation techniques and Coast Guard conditions the project is "doable."

"The Coast Guard has to make the assessment on whether we can do this project or not," Perry said.

College forum extols virtues of 'going green'

It’s not always easy going green, but Cape Codders are more than willing to try. It’s just a matter of figuring out the best ways to do so.  Ferreting out answers to that dilemma, and others, was the focus of a special green energy forum held Dec. 2 in the Lyndon P.

US backing of wind farm could come this week

The Bush administration is expected to issue as early as Friday a favorable final environmental review of the nation's first offshore wind farm project, clearing the way for Cape Wind to obtain a federal lease to erect 130 wind turbines in Nantucket Sound.

Nicholas Pardi, a spokesman for the Minerals Management Service, said last week that the agency, part of the Interior Department, is planning to release its findings "by the end of the year." Supporters of the project who have been told of the agency's timetable said a favorable review should come in the next few weeks and possibly on

State adviser's role fighting wind farm deemed ethics breach

A Cape Cod man who is a former member of a state fisheries advisory board has admitted to violating ethics laws by working with a group opposed to the wind farm Cape Wind Associates wants to build in Nantucket Sound.  Mark Weissman, 70, of Mashpee was a member of the Massachusetts Marine Fisheries Advisory Commission from 1993 until August. 

...Weissman admitted in an agreement with the State Ethics Commission released yesterday that between 2002 and 2007 he testified at hearings about Cape Wind and that he requested that the advisory commission send letters to other agencies

Cape Wind closing in on final regulatory ruling

Cape Wind, a Massachusetts offshore wind farm under review for seven years, finished what was likely its final public hearing this week and expects to receive the last of its major regulatory decisions before year's end.

This article is reproduced in its entirety here with permission. Copyright 2008, Platts/The McGraw-Hill Companies.

Cape candidates say green energy a priority

Rest assured the candidates for state and county offices in the Nov. 4 election have their energy credentials in order.

Last night at a forum on energy at Cape Cod Community College, more than a dozen candidates took turns talking about energy issues and outlining what they would do to make energy more efficient, more affordable and more green.

Click here to read this Cape Cod Times article

Profile on Cape Wind President Jim Gordon

On October 22, 2008 E&E Publishing's ClimateWire published a profile of Cape Wind President Jim Gordon and provided an update on Cape Wind as well as other offshore wind power proposals off the east coast of the U.S. and the race among the States to be home to America's first offshore wind farm.  This article is reproduced in its entirety here with permission. Copyright 2008, E&E Publishing, LLC.

OFFSHORE WIND: Cape Wind's competitors threaten to overtake the pioneer (10/22/2008)

Evan Lehmann, ClimateWire reporter


Kerry poised to support Cape Wind project

Sen. John Kerry said Monday that he will support the controversial Cape Wind project if it gains final environmental approval.

“My view on Cape Wind is very simple. I’m all for wind power,” Kerry said at a Patriot Ledger editorial board meeting. “If the EIS (environmental impact statement) comes back approving it, I’m all for it,” Kerry said.  Kerry was referring to a final Environmental Impact Statement about the project from the U.S. Minerals Management Service.