Cape Wind

The Codcast: The politics of energy, Cape Wind

The Senate’s point person on energy and the developer behind Cape Wind share their concerns in this week’s Codcast about the House energy bill, which calls for the state’s utilities to solicit large amounts of offshore wind power and hydroelectricity from Canada, possibly in tandem with onshore wind or other forms of clean energy. Sen.(...)

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Appeals court lets Cape Wind case proceed

Appeals court lets Cape Wind case proceed

Foes challenge Patrick's meddling in contract talks

CAPE WIND, already at death’s door in the wake of decisions by the state’s two largest utilities to terminate their power purchase contracts with the project, absorbed another blow on Monday. The US Court of Appeals ruled that a district court judge erred in dismissing a lawsuit brought by foes of Cape Wind challenging the(...)

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Cape Wind developer not giving up

Cape Wind developer not giving up

‘We have just begun to fight’

CAPE WIND DEVELOPER Jim Gordon spoke at a rally on behalf of Cape Wind on Saturday and insisted his 14-year quest for a wind farm in Nantucket Sound is not over. “We’re not giving up. We have just begun to fight,” Gordon shouted to the delight of several hundred people of all ages who attended(...)

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Cape Wind developer mum on project

Cape Wind developer mum on project

His comments suggest wind farm is not dead

THE DEVELOPER OF the troubled Cape Wind project quoted Mark Twain on Wednesday, saying reports of his death are greatly exaggerated.  But he had very little to say about efforts to get the project back on track after the state’s two leading utilities terminated their contracts to purchase the wind power. “We’re examining our options(...)

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New Bedford facing Cape Wind fallout

Mayor: New terminal not dependent on wind farm

THE BLOW DELIVERED by National Grid and NStar to Cape Wind extends to New Bedford’s Marine Commerce Terminal that would have served as the major staging area for construction of the wind farm. “It’s a major setback for offshore wind and what was expected to be a key source of work for the terminal,” said(...)

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Utilities terminate Cape Wind power contracts

Utilities terminate Cape Wind power contracts

Could be crippling blow to wind farm, New Bedford

CAPE WIND FACED a potentially crippling blow Tuesday night as the state’s two largest utilities announced they were terminating their contracts to purchase roughly three-quarters of the power output of the proposed wind farm in Nantucket Sound because of the project’s failure to meet two critical deadlines. NStar officials said the project had failed to(...)

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