The Cape Wind Energy Project is an excellent example of what can be done now to make the transition to renewable energy production without further significant environmental costs. It will stand as a model of progress by the U.S. in meeting its global obligations to reduce greenhouse gases and a model of leadership and compromise by the residents of Cape Cod to reduce air pollution.
-- Woods Hole Research Center
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Cape Wind responds to misleading newspaper ad
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Entire MA Congressional Delegation asks DOE to approve Cape Wind loan guarantee quickly
Friday, April 05, 2013
Cape Wind Finalizes Engagement of Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ for Debt Financing
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Massachusetts Approves Cape Wind / NSTAR Power Purchase Agreement
Monday, November 26, 2012
Videos: Cape Wind's Falmouth headquarters announcement
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
On August 23, Jim Gordon announced that Cape Wind is purchasing East Marine in Falmouth at a press conference at the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce. The marina will be used as Cape Wind's Cape Cod operations headquarters. Fifty people will be permanently employed at the Falmouth base of operations.
See these streamed videos of the speakers at this event including Cape Wind President Jim Gordon, Congressman Bill Keating, Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Rick Sullivan, Falmouth Board of Selectmen Chairman Kevin Murphy, President of the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce Jay Zavala, and Massachusetts Maritime Academy President Admiral Richard Gurnon.
Cape Wind Plans Cape Cod Headquarters; Falmouth site will have 50 new, permanent operations jobs
Thursday, August 23, 2012
FALMOUTH, MA – Cape Wind announced today that it will base its operations headquarters on Falmouth Harbor on Cape Cod, creating 50 new permanent jobs.
(to read the rest of the press release click on the headline above)
To view and download pictures of East Marine click on this link, photos courtesy of Cape Wind for news media use.
Cape Wind Statement on FAA Approval
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Statement by Cape Wind Communications Director Mark Rodgers on the FAA Determination of No Hazard, August 15, 2012:
After years of careful aeronautical review of Cape Wind, we are pleased once again to receive FAA approval in the form of this 'Determination of No Hazard'.
This is the fourth 'Determination of No Hazard' Cape Wind has received from the FAA since the agency began its review of the project in 2002. FAA's review and approvals of Cape Wind span back to the Bush Administration.
Today's FAA Determination of No Hazard states: "Therefore the FAA concludes that the project, if constructed as proposed, poses no hazard to air navigation."
Previously, the FAA issued a Public Notice on February 10, 2012 that stated Cape Wind does not exceed obstruction standards and the FAA announced a public comment period which concluded on March 17, 2012. During that comment period, Cape and Islands State Senator Dan Wolf, who is also Founder and CEO of Cape Air which is the largest commercial user of airspace over Nantucket Sound submitted a letter to the FAA that said, "...I wish to state for the record that I agree with the FAA findings that the Cape Wind project proposed for Horseshoe Shoal will have no adverse impact on air transportation and navigation in the region."
Cape Wind is now closer to creating the public benefits of cleaner air, greater energy independence and new jobs. Cape Wind will jump start America's offshore wind industry and make Massachusetts a global leader in offshore wind.
Cape Wind is the first and only U.S. offshore wind farm to have received all required Federal and State approvals, a Commercial Lease, and an approved Construction and Operations Plan. Now having sold more than three quarters of its power in long term Power Purchase Agreements with Massachusetts electric utilities, Cape Wind has commenced its project financing stage.
Important FAA documents
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Cape Wind Statement on FAA July 17 2012
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Cape Wind Statement on FAA Investigation by Communications Director Mark Rodgers
July 17, 2012
Cape Wind has been closely reviewed and considered for 10 years by Republican and Democratic administrations, which have both come to the same conclusion: Cape Wind will provide substantial benefits to the nation by jumpstarting the clean energy future, creating hundreds of jobs, reducing air pollution and increasing energy independence.
On air navigation safety, the FAA has been carefully reviewing Cape Wind for 10 years and has approved it three times, twice during the Bush administration and once under the current administration, despite pressure from the a well funded opposition group. We are hopeful that the extensive, ongoing FAA review will reach the same conclusion: Cape Wind will not be hazardous to air navigation – just as Europe’s forty offshore wind farms built over the past twenty years have not posed any problems for safe air navigation there.
During the Bush years, the opposition group falsely claimed the Bush Administration was pressuring agencies to approve Cape Wind and they demanded and obtained an investigation which found the review was appropriate. Now they make the same false claim, only this time about the current administration. There are no merits to these claims and they should be summarily dismissed.
The only politics applied to this important clean energy project have been on the part of project opponents.
Cape Wind Begins Major Offshore Operations with Commencement of Final Design & Engineering; Massachusetts-based Specialists are Part of Geology Survey Team
Thursday, July 05, 2012