A letter sent to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from the U.S. Department of Energy on the Cape Wind Project on March 31, 2005, highlighted the importance of this renewable energy project. The letter written by Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, David K. Garman, emphasized the importance of Cape Wind to our national goal of creating a more sustainable energy future.
The letter stated, "As the first shallow water offshore project under review in the United States, utility-scale projects like Cape Wind are important to our national interest and a critical first step to building a domestic, globally competitive wind industry. Success in this project could also lay the foundation for a focused national investment to develop offshore wind technology in the coming years." Read the full letter here (pdf)