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Cape Wind Receives FAA Approval - Again

Cape Wind Receives FAA Approval - Again

The Federal Aviation Administration said the proposed Cape Wind power project off the Massachusetts coast poses no risk to air navigation, clearing a hurdle for what may be the first U.S. offshore wind facility.

The agency determined that 130 wind turbines in the Nantucket Sound won’t affect planes in the area, according to a statement today.

“Having sold more than three quarters of its power in long-term Power Purchase Agreements with Massachusetts electric utilities, Cape Wind has commenced its project financing stage,” Mark Rodgers, Cape Wind Associates LLC’s communications director, said in separate statement.

Construction on the 468-megawatt wind farm, which will consist of turbines made by Siemens AG, has been planned for more than a decade and may begin as early as next year, Cape Wind Associates said on June 26. The project has been opposed by the Kennedy family, which owns a compound that overlooks the sound.

Lead image: Looking Towards Martha's Vineyard From Nobska Point, Cape Cod via Shutterstock


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Green Bonds Sprout as Wall Street Embraces Renewable Energy Debt

Cordell Eddings, Bloomberg Bonds backing clean energy and other sustainable initiatives are booming. Investors are snapping up green bonds at the fastest pace on record, as big banks like Morgan Stanley and Bank of America Corp. pile in with new iss...

The Big Question: What Is the Most Frustrating Part about Working in Renewable Energy?

Renewable Energy World Editors

Every industry has its challenges and misunderstandings. Sometimes the obstacles we face in simply trying to do our jobs can be very frustrating.

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UK Plan to Cut Wind Subsidies Irrational, Scotland Minister Says

Alex Morales, Bloomberg

Plans by U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron’s government to end subsidies for onshore wind power make no sense, Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing said.

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Nordic Renewables Boom Set to Exceed Wind Energy Target

Jesper Starn, Bloomberg

Sweden and Norway will probably exceed a joint target for renewable energy production by the end of the decade, industry consultant Nena AS said.


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