Cape Wind Articles

State upholds study on Cape wind farm - Impact report ruling pleases project backers

The state's top environmental official rejected calls yesterday for a time-consuming new study of a proposed wind farm in Nantucket Sound, ruling that a change in the layout of the 130 wind turbines did not raise new issues. The ruling, lauded by proponents and opponents of the Cape Wind project, ended what one supporter called ''the rock-pile sideshow" in the long-running fight about what would be the first offshore wind farm in the United States.

''The changes to the Cape Wind project . . .

Boston Phoenix cover feature, "The winds of war"

Save for some lawn signs and storefront stickers, it’s easy to forget that this region is embroiled in one of the nation’s most important policy debates. But walk up to people and ask them about the cause of the controversy — the proposed Nantucket Sound wind farm — and it’s easy to identify the project’s opponents. Of course I support renewable/alternative/wind energy, they say, right off the bat.

Cape & Islands residents evenly split on Cape Wind, new poll finds

A new poll commissioned by the Cape Cod Times and by the Cape and Islands National Public Radio Stations WCAI / WNAN, has found public opinion to be evenly split on Cape Wind among residents of Cape Cod and the Islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.  These poll results reflect some favorable movement in the direction of Cape Wind compared with last year's poll results from these same news organizations.

This new poll showing an even split of opinion o

Energy agency lauds wind farm

The U.S. Department of Energy has praised the proposed Nantucket Sound wind farm as an important first step, and perhaps the foundation, of a more focused American wind energy industry.

In a letter sent March 31 to the U.S.

U.S. Department of Energy Letter

A letter sent to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from the U.S. Department of Energy on the Cape Wind Project on March 31, 2005, highlighted the importance of this renewable energy project.  The letter written by Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, David K.

Wind farm ideas flood in

Meanwhile, as the final day passed to comment on the Corps' Draft Environmental Impact Statement, the regulatory agency declined to set a timetable on when it would complete its final impact report.

The Corps is leading a multi-agency review of the Cape Wind plan, which, if approved, would become America's first major offshore wind power project.