Cape Wind: Weeks Away from Approval?

By: Yoni Cohen on November 17

Eight long years after Energy Management Inc. (EMI) began the permitting process for Cape Wind, its proposed billion-dollar wind farm offshore from Cape Cod, the Massachusetts project may be in sight of final approval. In early November, United States Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said that he hoped his agency would make a final decision on Cape Wind by the end of the year. Then, Massachusetts Congressman Ed Markey urged Salazar to further expedite the review process and approve the construction of 130 wind turbines in Nantucket Sound before next month’s international climate change conference in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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