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Cape Wind foes eye law

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Opponents of the Cape Wind project are planning to launch a multi-pronged legal attack that could include a challenge to the constitutionality of a state law forcing utilities to buy much of their renewable-energy only from firms that produce power within Massachusetts.

Ecobird .. Ecobird ..
on May 13, 2010 at 05:20 AM

Silent Spring water tests reveal contamination

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HYANNIS, Mass. — A study released this week by a Newton breast cancer research foundation found traces of pharmaceuticals, personal care products and flame retardants, among other chemicals, in a majority of wells tested across Cape Cod.

Ecobird .. Ecobird ..
on May 13, 2010 at 04:50 AM

Trucking of risky material resuming

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Starting Monday, trucks carrying hazardous materials will once again be allowed to rumble along crowded Boston streets at all hours, after federal officials voided the city's four-year ban this week and chastised state and local officials for failing to justify the restrictions as required by federal law.

Ecobird .. Ecobird ..
on May 13, 2010 at 04:50 AM
Cape Wind Opponents Compare...

Cape Wind Opponents Compare It To Boston's "Big Dig" - Claiming Power Twice As Expensive As Planned

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Boston's "Big Dig" project, before and after. Image credit:UA, Tufts University.So far the claim that Cape Wind will produce electricity at uncompetitive rates is pure speculation, as the final construction bid estimates are not yet in. But that never stops a fossil fuel lover from making ridiculous claims (that CCS can be cost-effective, for example).Opponents are also comparing projected fu...

Ecobird .. Ecobird ..
on May 13, 2010 at 04:50 AM

Good data needed for small-wind turbines to spin

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Massachusetts stiffens the requirements for its small-wind rebate program, a sign that people, aided by online tools, can better chose locations for home turbines.

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on May 12, 2010 at 08:51 AM

The price of wind

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The ferocious opposition from Massachusetts liberals to the Cape Wind project has provided a useful education in green energy politics. And now that the Nantucket Sound wind farm has won federal approval, this decade-long saga may prove edifying in green energy economics too: Namely, the price of electricity from wind is more than twice what consumers now pay.

Ecobird .. Ecobird ..
on May 12, 2010 at 05:50 AM

Billions for Big Wind

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The highly touted Cape Wind project is already stoking fears of an open-ended ratepayer burden and lack of accountability reminiscent of the state's Big Dig nightmare.

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on May 12, 2010 at 05:20 AM

Higher rates blowing in

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The controversial Cape Wind project could end up costing ratepayers as much as $6 billion over 15 years - and provide utilities with multimillion-dollar bonus incentives if they buy electricity from the planned off-shore wind farm.

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on May 11, 2010 at 05:20 AM

WATCH: Cow in Boston Common for Raw Milk Drink In

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A group of dairy farmers and raw milk enthusiasts brought a cow to Boston Common today to protest a proposed new law that would crack down on raw milk sales and consumption. They wanted to prove that raw milk is safe, and maybe snag a few converts along the way. Straight from the cow to [...]

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on May 10, 2010 at 02:21 PM

Hungry winter moth caterpillars spread on Cape

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Tiny winter moth caterpillars, thin as a pencil line, are dropping from the trees on silken threads, their poop peppering car tops and decks as they voraciously munch through leaf after leaf.

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on May 10, 2010 at 04:51 AM