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Cahill ridicules Cape Wind project

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A day after the federal government approved Cape Wind, state Treasurer Timothy P. Cahill stepped up his criticism of the venture, skewering it as a feel-good project that could drive up energy costs.

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on Apr 30, 2010 at 04:50 AM

Cape Wind farm suers line up

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U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's approval of the proposed Nantucket Sound wind farm this week prompted a wave of legal threats from opponents who argue the decision violates the Endangered Species Act and other laws.

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on Apr 30, 2010 at 04:50 AM

Grants to Develop Green Technology Go to 5 Massachusetts Companies (MA)

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(Boston, Mass. – April 29, 2010) – Five Massachusetts-based companies will share nearly $350,000 from EPA to develop innovative, sustainable technologies to protect human health and the environment

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on Apr 29, 2010 at 01:50 PM

Cape Cod residents don't expect one ruling to end long fight

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HYANNIS, Mass. — The federal government may have described the Cape Wind project as a fait accompli, but Ian Parent does not expect to see turbines in the water or run the panini maker at his restaurant with electricity generated in Nantucket Sound any time soon.

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on Apr 29, 2010 at 05:20 AM

Passage is political victory for Patrick

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Federal approval of Cape Wind means different things to different people: fishermen, Cape Cod homeowners, and energy consumers, to name a few. To Governor Deval Patrick, a long-time champion of the project who is waging a tough reelection campaign, it means a political victory, bolstering his argument that his administration is pioneering efforts to promote clean and renewable energy.

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on Apr 29, 2010 at 04:50 AM

Decision puts the state at the forefront of wind industry, business leaders say

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With federal approval yesterday of the Cape Wind project, Massachusetts stands at the nexus of the nation's growing offshore wind power industry, state and business officials said. And that means jobs: engineering jobs, construction jobs, technical service jobs.

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on Apr 29, 2010 at 04:50 AM

Residents voice sorrow, resignation, hope

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HYANNIS, Mass. — David Eldridge Jr., a fisherman and floorer with centuries-old ties to Cape Cod, cried yesterday after he heard that 130 wind turbines had been approved for nearby Nantucket Sound.

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on Apr 29, 2010 at 04:50 AM

Cape Wind OK'd in a first for the nation

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US Interior Secretary Kenneth Salazar yesterday approved the nation's first offshore wind farm, the controversial Cape Wind project first proposed nine years ago in the beloved waters of Nantucket Sound, and proclaimed the dawn of a new era of clean energy in the United States.

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on Apr 29, 2010 at 04:50 AM

Litigation is likely to result in delay only, specialists say

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Even before US Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced approval of Cape Wind yesterday, foes of the nation's first offshore wind farm vowed to take the matter to court.

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on Apr 29, 2010 at 04:50 AM

Kevin Grandia: History of the Cape Cod Offshore Wind Energy Project

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Today is a big day for the US renewable energy sector with the announcement that the first offshore wind power project in America has been...

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on Apr 28, 2010 at 12:51 PM