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Pressure Builds to Revive Wind Farm Plan for Nantucket Sound

In a letter on Thursday, the under secretary of energy, David K. Garman, said the provision would "inhibit the development of this clean, domestic, renewable energy resource." Mr. Garman noted that President Bush had endorsed wind energy.

Mr. Garman said New England power suppliers were counting on the project and added that singling it out "could have a chilling impact on the continued investment and growth of this promising renewable energy resource."

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Grid operator urges Congress not to block wind farm proposal

The organization that manages the New England power grid is urging Congress not to block a wind farm proposed off the coast of the Cape and Islands, saying the region is in urgent need of new sources of energy.

Independent System Operator New England, a Holyoke-based nonprofit that runs the six-state power grid and oversees New England's wholesale electric markets, wrote a letter that also warned of a ''perilous overreliance on natural gas as the primary fuel for power generation," and said the region needs to diversify its sources of power generation.

Kennedy caught in crosswind

Washington - On the afternoon of April 1, 8 miles southwest of the Capitol, Senator Edward M. Kennedy joined more than 60 of his fellow senators at the funeral of Erma Byrd, the 88-year-old wife of Senator Robert C.

Kennedy faces fight on Cape Wind

As record oil prices turn attention to the need for renewable fuels, momentum is building in Congress to buck Senator Edward M.

Wind farm advocates perplexed

ALASKA STANCE: Stevens, Young are fighting a Massachusetts project.

Anchorage Daily News

WASHINGTON -- First it was Alaska Congressman Don Young who was blocking a giant wind farm off of Massachusetts. Now it's an amendment by Alaska's senior senator, Ted Stevens, that is standing in the way of the nation's first off-shore wind project.

Cape Wind Project Snags in Politics on Capitol Hill

At a time when the need for clean energy and the influence of special interests are at the forefront of the public consciousness, the legislative maneuver may have turned the developers of the $900 million project into popular underdogs.

"This is not over," Cape Wind spokesman Mark Rodgers said this week. "We have been deluged with emails and phone calls from the local area and around the country.

Bill targeting Cape Wind project fuels anger

The two top members of the Senate Energy Committee urged the House-Senate conference committee not to include the wind-energy provisions because the permitting process was addressed in the energy bill passed by Congress in August.

"I think it would be a very bad idea to give states veto authority over the siting of renewable-energy projects on federal land in a bid to stop a particular project," said Sen. Pete V. Domenici, R-N.M., chairman of the energy committee.