4/20/2011

First US. Off Shore Wind Farm Approved!

After a decade of dealing with environmental and regulatory red tape, the first offshore wind farm in the U.S. received final approval this week to start construction.  The $1 billion, 110-turbine, 468-megawatt Cape Wind project now has all the federal permits required to begin building 5 miles off Cape Cod in Massachusetts's Nantucket Bay this fall.  Massachusetts regulators approved an agreement to buy half of all electricity produced by Cape Wind.  The wind farm still doesn't have a buyer for the other half of its power.



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