Federal government approves Cape Cod offshore wind farm

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced a federal blessing for the controversial Cape Wind project today–clearing a path for mammoth wind turbines to be built offshore of the Massachusetts vacation destination, the first such offshore wind farm in the U.S. Given that the United Kingdom (alone) has 1 gigawatt of such offshore wind as of 2010 and Denmark has been building offshore since 1990 , you might wonder what’s taken so long? After all, the project was first proposed nearly a decade ago. [More]

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