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  • 22 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound (APNS) has reported continued strong fundraising for this past year. According to APNS in 2012 a revenue of nearly $2.1 million was reported. Read the APNS results below: Revenue of nearly $2.1 million was reported in 2012, stable with 2011 levels and up 17 percent since 2010. Of the […]

  • 29 December 2011

    In a major legal victory for Cape Wind, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in two decisions unanimously upheld the long term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) between Cape Wind and National Grid.  “This decision provides a big boost for creating up to 1,000 jobs and providing Massachusetts with cleaner air, greater energy independence and a leadership […]

  • 6 July 2012

    Following the announcement made by Cape Wind, regarding the commence of geological survey in Nantucket Sound, the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound issued a press release, saying: Survey work is standard and does not change the fact that Cape Wind developers have no authority to begin construction. Cape Wind continues to face serious and growing problems, […]

  • 17 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Mark Rodgers has handed in his notice last week, after 13 years and 2 months of being Cape Wind’s Communications Director, Cape Cod Times informs. Even though media adds this move to a chain of setbacks that the project has experienced lately, Rodgers said that he is only taking the next step in his communication career. “My […]

  • 16 July 2014
    Wind Farm Update

    The wind energy project in Nantucket Sound has faced another hurdle from federal lawmakers last week. Namely, the GOP-controlled house voted energy and water appropriations bill which also limits the USD 150 million federal loan guarantee for the 468 MW Cape Wind project, writes Cape Cod Times news site. President of Alliance to Protect Nantucket […]

  • 1 June 2012
    Authorities

    After almost a decade of public hearings on the proposed Nantucket Sound wind farm, the last one was held on Wednesday before utility regulators in Boston. However, according to CapeCodOnline news site, only the official part is over, since disagreements and discussions on that matter are still very intense. At the hearing, president and CEO […]

  • 19 July 2011
    Business & Finance

    Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is accusing the Patrick administration of holding up Nstar’s proposed $4.6 billion merger with Northeast Utilities until the firms sign a deal to purchase electricity from the planned Cape Wind project. “In effect, the state administration is trying to hold hostage the proposed Nstar-Northeast Utilities merger unless the two electric companies […]

  • 28 May 2012

    A new offshore wind farm in the US marks the turning point for offshore wind energy. Ramboll will as leader of a consortium with U.S. based companies design the foundations for the Cape Wind Offshore Wind Farm. The consortium expects more US offshore wind projects to be on the way.  America’s first offshore wind farm […]

  • 22 March 2012

    Cape Wind supporters and opponents testified about an approximately $300 million worth deal Boston utility Nstar has reached with the wind-power provider Cape Wind, yesterday at a state Department of Public Utilities hearing, reported Boston Herald. “We believe Cape Wind will turn into a big boondoggle for ratepayers,” said Robert Rio of the Associated Industries […]

  • 9 September 2011

      Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) issued the following statement in defense of the Cape Wind power purchase agreement, currently being disputed by opponents of the project. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court heard oral arguments on the case today.  Seth Kaplan, Vice President for Policy and Climate Advocacy at Conservation Law Foundation, said, “The Massachusetts Department […]

  • 1 May 2014
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The U. S. District Court of Massachusetts is contemplating a decision regarding a lawsuit against the Cape Wind’s contract with power utility NStar. Town of Barnstable, local businesses, residents, and the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound (APNS) filed the lawsuit to the U.S. District Court on January 21. They claim that the state coerced NStar […]

  • 18 March 2013

    Proponents of the Cape Wind project have submitted a petition signed by nearly 1,200 people, supporting a Department of Energy’s (DOE) loan guarantee for the project. Cape Wind Now reported about this on its blog: From California to Craigsville Beach on Cape Cod, nearly 1,200 people joined together over the past week to  voice their […]

  • 2 April 2012
    Business & Finance

    Cape Wind will reduce wholesale electric prices for the New England region by $7.2 billion over 25 years, according to a new report published by Charles River Associates, a leading economic consulting firm. The report shows that ISO New England, the electric grid operator, first dispatches electric generating units with the lowest cost fuel. Since […]

  • 11 October 2012
    Authorities

    Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound and other conservation groups have filed a brief in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia detailing Cape Wind’s numerous violations of federal protections for threatened and endangered species – including the imperiled North Atlantic right whale, one of the rarest mammals […]

  • 3 January 2012

    Jim Gordon explained how the SJC decision to uphold the approval of the Cape Wind contract with National Grid helps propel the project forward. „I think big wind means that there is huge offshore wind resource right off the coast of Massachusetts that we can tap for greater energy independence, more stable electric costs, new […]

  • 27 May 2013

    Cape Wind has responded to Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM)  / Massachusetts Competitive Partnership (MCP) newspaper ad by issuing the following press release:  Big Picture: Cape Wind has been reviewed carefully for 12 years, during which time it has earned the approval of 17 Federal and State agencies that have confirmed Cape Wind would create […]

  • 4 May 2014
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    U.S. Federal Judge Richard Stearns has dismissed Cape Wind opponents’ lawsuit, which challenged Cape Wind’s Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with NSTAR. The District Court’s decision rejected all claims against the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, NSTAR and Cape Wind.  Judge Stearns noted in his decision that the lawsuit would violate the 11th Amendment to the Constitution of […]

  • 25 April 2013
    Business & Finance, Technology

    CAPE Holland has announced it has been awarded for a purchase contract for an APE Model 600 Tandem vibratory hammer set (Tandem Super Kong). For the installation of the Helwin 1 and BorWin 2 base frames, Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL) will use the Tandem Super Kong to install a total of 16 piles with diameters […]

  • 1 July 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    The developers of the Cape Wind offshore wind farm received a conditional loan guarantee from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), which would support the project with an additional USD 150 million.  The final decision to award the loan will be made after Cape Wind Associates LLC finalizes project financing. “When they come back to […]

  • 8 December 2014

    At the start of August developer Cape Wind awarded a contract to Weeks/Manson Joint Venture (WMJV), a joint venture of marine contractor Weeks Marine and heavy civil marine contractor Manson Construction Co., to become lead construction contractor for the 468MW Cape Wind offshore wind farm. Cape Wind is to be located off the coast of […]

  • 18 June 2012
    Authorities

    Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) employees felt political pressure to approve Cape Wind, says the Associated Press. Internal documents, obtained by the Cape Wind project opponents, imply it was approved amid internal disagreement over the best way to avoid the turbines interfering with radar and jeopardizing airplane safety. Finally, the FAA decided that the answer to […]

  • 26 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    Cape Wind opponents are blasting the nearly $4.3 billion in potential taxpayer and ratepayer levies for the proposed Nantucket Sound wind turbine project in recent comments and public testimony before Congress. During her testimony, Audra Parker, President and CEO of the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound, criticized the exorbitant and duplicative federal and state breaks […]

  • 24 February 2011
    Business & Finance

    Cape Wind Communications Director Mark Rodgers releases statement on news of NSTAR land-based wind contracts. “Cape Wind, taken together with all of the planned land based wind and solar projects in the region, still do not satisfy the demand for clean energy in New England. NSTAR’s new contracts represent only a modest portion of the […]

  • 27 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Cape Wind has ensured a cash injection worth USD 600 million for its Cape Wind offshore wind project from Danish Export Credit Agency (EKF), Jim Gordon, the company’s president, announced yesterday. Cape Wind informed via social media that Mr. Gordon brought the news while speaking at GreenPower’s USA Offshore Wind Conference in Boston, saying that […]

  • 19 July 2011

    Over the past eight years Robert F Kennedy, Jr. has been attacking the Cape Wind project, while also calling for the greater use of wind and solar power as alternatives to coal. In so doing, Mr. Kennedy has been derided by those across the political spectrum who say his misleading objections mask an entitled and […]

  • 8 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    Massachusetts state officials are trying to find a user of the New Bedford marine terminal, initially meant to be used for the Cape Wind project.  However, current options could bring in a lower return on investment than what Cape Wind would have brought, writes Isaac Orr, a research fellow for energy and environmental policy at The Heartland Institute. The Cape Wind […]