Cape Wind News

Patrick invokes historic link to China

BEIJING - On his first foreign trade mission, Governor Deval L. Patrick yesterday told a Beijing audience Massachusetts and China have had a "special trade relationship" that spans more than two centuries.

Alliance donations dip in '06

The leading opposition organization in the fight against a Boston developer's proposal to erect 130 wind turbines in Nantucket Sound did not bring in as much money in 2006 as it did during either of the previous two years.

...Schedule B of the tax form for nonprofit organizations includes, for the Alliance, any contribution greater than $5,000.  The largest contribution on the list was $450,000 and the smallest was $50,000.  No names or addresses were included on the form and Wattley declined to release the names of any of the Alliance's contributors.

Both Candidates for MA 5th District Support Cape Wind

Republican Jim Ogonowski, after touring UMass Lowell last week and seeing some of the research being done on renewable energy, came out in favor of the Cape Wind project.

He challenged his Democratic opponent Niki Tsongas to join him in asking Sen. Edward Kennedy to give up his opposition to the project.

Tsongas has stated throughout her campaign, when asked about Cape Wind, that she supports the project.Click here to read this article in the Lowell Sun

WIND FARM FOE'S NEW LEADER UNAPOLOGETIC ABOUT COAL INDUSTRY BACKGROUND

Wattley to lead fight against Cape Wind

Glenn Wattley does not apologize for being associated with coal.

"Yeah, I started in the coal industry but I've done a lot of other things," he said in an interview at the offices of the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound yesterday.

The 54-year-old business and investment consultant's most recent undertaking is as the new chief executive officer of the Alliance.

"Coal industry insider" named new leader of anti-Cape Wind group

Group fighting Cape Wind names new leader

An energy industry expert has been tapped to become the new chief executive officer for the well-heeled and vocal anti-Cape Wind group, the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound.

Glenn Wattley has previously served as an energy consultant for the nonprofit group.

A coal industry insider, Wattley has been a frequent commentator on energy issues and utilities in the national media.

Click here to read this article in the Cape Cod

Jim Gordon May Have an Answer to our Energy Problems

Jim Gordon has a vision. It moves him so much that he abandoned his chair about an hour ago and paces the corridors and rooms of his Boston offices. He stops at a map of Cape Cod and taps his finger in the middle of Nantucket Sound. He wants you to understand why it's the perfect site for America's first offshore wind farm. "Nobody will ever embargo it, nobody will ever manipulate it," Gordon says. "This is our own domestic resource we're blessed to have off of the coast here.