Dear EarthTalk: What’s the latest on the controversial Cape Wind project off Cape Cod in Massachusetts? — Mitchell Barstow, Bern, NC First proposed in 2001, the Cape Wind Project aims to put 130 wind turbines across 24 square miles of Horseshoe Shoal almost five miles offshore of Massachusetts’ Cape Cod to generate some 1,500 gigawatt hours of electricity per year from clean, renewable wind […]
By the Numbers: Cape Wind Comes Online 130 Offshore Wind Turbines Are Ready to Rise in Nantucket Sound
130. That’s how many offshore wind turbines will be sited over a 24-square-mile grid on Nantucket Sound’s Horseshoe Shoal about five miles south of Hyannis, Massachusetts. Known as Cape Wind, the offshore wind farm is in its final victory lap after a decade of political, legal and regulatory wrangling, and barges just off the coast […]
Interior Secretary Salazar Recently Gave the Green Light Approving the Controversial Cape Wind Project that hopes to put wind turbines in Nantucket Sound.