Correspondent Ainsley Earhardt interviews Cape Wind's Mark Rodgers in this six minute segment on Cape Wind that aired on Hannity's America on Sunday, September 28, 2008.Click here to view this video
Cape Wind News
...The state Department of Environmental Protection last month issued a water quality certificate for Cape Wind Associates' plan to install nearly eight miles of transmission cable through Lewis Bay in West Yarmouth that would connect to 130 wind turbines in the sound.
If the turbines are built, an additional five miles of cable in federal waters would link the wind farm to the region's electric grid.Click here to read this article in the Cape Cod Times
The lead article in the July, 2008 Special Issue, Engineering Strategies for Global Climate Change, of Leadership and Management in Engineering, Published by the American Society of Civil Engineers, is entitled, "The Cape Wind Project in Context" and is co-authored by Mark Rodgers and Craig Olmsted of Cape Wind.
The state's Energy Facility Siting Board made a series of key rulings yesterday on the wind farm proposed for Nantucket Sound, including reasserting that it has more authority than the Cape Cod Commission over parts of the project.
"The bottom line is they defined the scope of the proceedings," said siting board spokesman Timothy Shevlin.
...However, for all the well-funded opposition, Cape Wind has plenty of local and national support. Leading environmental organisations including Greenpeace, the Natural Resources Defence Council and the Sierra Club want it to go ahead. Locals hope the project will reduce rising electricity bills and help clean up the air they breathe.
Cape Cod has some of the worst air quality in Massachusetts.
BUSINESS WEEK: Wind farms are springing up in Midwestern fields, along Appalachian ridgelines, and even in Texas backyards. They're everywhere, it seems, except in the windy coastal waters that lap at some of America's largest, most power-hungry cities. That's partly because the first large-scale effort to harness sea breezes in the U.S. hit resistance from an army led by the rich and famous, waging a not-on-my-beach campaign.
Cape Wind Associates won another round in court this week when Superior Court Justice Robert J. Kane ruled the state's environmental review of the proposed wind farm was legally correct.Click here to read article in the Boston Globe
The developer looking to build the area's largest offshore wind project -- a proposal that has generated an unprecedented amount of scrutiny, study and opposition -- expressed confidence Friday morning that his project will succeed in an era of heightened environmental awareness.
"I believe that pragmatism and balance and common sense are going to win out.
A new lobbying firm for the group opposing a wind farm off Cape Cod filed a federal document last month reporting that its work for the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound is partially funded and shaped by an international energy conglomerate.The disclosure represents the first documented financial connection between the group opposing the wind farm and Oxbow Corp., which mines and markets energy and commodities, including coal, natural gas, and petroleum.
Saving energy on State agenda - Patrick, at MIT, talks renewables
...Mr. Patrick said the controversial Cape Wind turbine farm planned for Nantucket Sound would be “a powerful symbol of our clean energy future that could be the first offshore wind farm in the U.S., right off our coast in Massachusetts.”