July 5, 2007
Cape Wind officials say the proposed project will produce additional energy on the
hottest days of summer.
A report released by the company earlier this week says that hot air
rising over the land causes strong winds offshore. Spokesman Mark
Rodgers says that the data tower currently located on the proposed project's site measured this effect
on the ten hottest days in New England history. The hottest days create the most demand for power
and Rodgers says the Cape Wind project will lessen the reliance on fossil-fueled power plants on those
Charles Vinick, the President and CEO of the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound, which opposes the
project, says the sample size is too small and more scientific analysis is needed.
This report filed by reporter Ibby Caputo.
June 19, 2007
Cape Cod Commission says it has authority to decide wind farm's fate.
The electric cable that would connect Cape Wind, a wind farm proposed for the
federal waters of Nantucket Sound, to the electric grid in Barnstable is currently under review by the
Cape Cod Commission. At a recent meeting the Commission voted unanimously to consider the
impacts of the entire project when they decide whether or not to permit the cable. Our reporter
Elizabeth White has the story.
(5:02) or read
June 19, 2007
Reporter's Notebook: A close look at the Cape Cod Commission's decision to review all impacts of the
Cape Wind project
June 15, 2007
Online Report: Cape Wind falls outside area of concern for military radar interference
June 6, 2007
Gordon looks to build diesel plant in Chelsea.
The developer of Cape Wind, Jim Gordon, wants to build a diesel plant in the
north Boston suburb of Chelsea. The Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound claims the proposal reveals
Gordon's real motivation is making money, not saving the environment. But Gordon says the low-sulfur
diesel energy facility would actually improve the region's air quality. Our reporter Elizabeth White
looked into the story and brings us this report.
(4:46) or read
Bonus audio with photos
June 4, 2007
Online Report: Cape Cod Commission says obstacles remain
May 21, 2007
Online Report: Cape Cod Commission mulls jurisdiction
April 27, 2007
Online Report: Cape Cod
Times headline called misleading
April 20, 2007
Reporter's Notebook: Historical look at Barnstable's opposition to Cape Wind
April 17, 2007
Interview with Jan Durinck, Danish wind farm expert.
Our reporter Elizabeth White had the good fortune to bump into a Danish
scientist in Woods Hole last week, one Jan Durinck. Durinck studies the environmental impacts of
offshore wind farms. Durinck had never heard of the Cape Wind project, a proposal to build 130 wind
turbines in Nantucket Sound. But, as Elizabeth reports, he was able to shed considerable light on the
potential impacts of the project, as well as debunk claims made by advocacy groups on both
(3:02) to this report or
More from Jan Durinck
April 12, 2007
Cape Light Compact Votes to Initiate Negotiations with Cape Wind Associates
Cape Wind, a proposal to build 130 wind turbines in Nantucket Sound, has
been plodding through the regulatory process since 2001. The federal agency in charge of permitting
the project still has yet to release their draft environmental report. If all goes well, 2010 is the earliest
Cape Wind could come online. However, the Cape Light Compact, a public entity which buys power on
behalf of Cape and Islands residents, has decided the project is close enough to becoming a reality -
and they want to talk business.
(2:39) to this report
More from Cape Light Compact members and the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound. Plus, learn about
the difference between physical and contractual electricity.
April 6, 2007
MMS delays release of federal environmental report.
The Cape Wind project, a proposal to build 130 wind turbines in Nantucket
Sound, suffered a set-back this Thursday when the lead federal agency in charge of permitted the
project announced it was delaying the release of its environmental review an additional four
(2:13) to this report or read
Full text of MMS announcement