Cape Wind News

Cape Wind submits final impact report to Massachusetts environmental agency

By Corina Rivera for SNL Energy Power Daily Northeast, February 21, 2007

Cape Wind Associates LLC filed its final environmental impact report for the proposed 130-turbine offshore wind energy project on Feb. 15 with the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act Office.

The developer said the filing responds to questions about its draft environmental impact report.

Air Force: Wind Farm would not affect PAVE PAWS

The U.S. Air Force Space Command has checked and re-checked and still says a proposed wind farm on Nantucket Sound would not affect its PAVE PAWS radar station in Sagamore.

“Everything that the Air Force Space Command is saying indicates that they [the turbines] would not be tall enough to interfere with operations,” said Lt. Col.

Cape Wind on NPR's Science Friday

Cape Wind President Jim Gordon was a guest of NPR Science Friday Host Ira Flatow to discuss Cape Wind and offshore wind potential in the US as a way to provide clean energy to coastal urban areas and to help combat global warming.

Click here to read the transcript

Patrick names two to Cabinet

Governor-elect Deval Patrick named two fellow Harvard graduates with strong ties to the state's business and political circles yesterday to oversee his administration's policies on housing, the economy, energy, and the environment.

Patrick appointed Ian Bowles -- president and chief executive of the Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth, a centrist think tank in Boston -- as secretary of energy and the environment.

...In an interview yesterday, Bowles said he wants to use his new position to promote clean energy.

Cape Cod School Erects its Own Wind Turbine

National Public Radio's Morning Edition ran a segment produced by WCAI/WNAN entitled "Cape Cod School Erects its Own Wind Turbine" about the successful new wind turbine at the Upper Cape Technical Regional School.

The segment also describes the role that Cape Wind has played in raising awareness about the benefits of developing wind power across Cape Cod.

One minor note, the setup to the segment incorrectly described Cape Wind as being in "regulatory limbo".  In fact, Cape Wind is undergoing an active regulatory review by Federal and State agencies and the Minerals Manag

Wind farm stance didn't hurt Patrick

HYANNIS - Throughout the campaign, Gov.-elect Deval Patrick was a friend to Cape Wind.

Patrick told Bay State voters he looked out at Nantucket Sound from Craigville Beach. He assured them that he listened to experts on all sides of the issue before taking what some called a political risk.

He said he studied the project's 4,000-page draft environmental impact statement and chided Republican opponent Kerry Healey for parroting Gov.