Challenges For Cape Wind
The developer of Cape Wind terminated contracts to buy land and facilities in Falmouth.
National Grid and NStar/Eversource (Northeast Utilities) terminated their contracts. Alliance Statement
The Quonset, Rhode Island lease was canceled.
The lease on New Bedford docks was canceled.
Cape Wind was suspended from participating in New England’s wholesale electricity markets by ISO New England.
Significant legal appeals
Federal agencies violated Endangered Species Act and must go back to the drawing board to evaluate the impacts and protection measures for birds and right whales. Alliance Press Release, March 14, 2014
Cape Wind's "conditional" loan guarantees. Link
Cape Wind's pre-construction requirements are incomplete: seafloor survey work; avian baseline studies; authorization from National Marine Fisheries; numerous permits outlined in the Construction & Operation Plan.
Cape Wind's Determination of No Hazard to aviation safety expired.
Massachusetts EFSB denied Cape Wind's request for extension of vital permits.
U.S Court of Appeals concluded that Cape Wind must go back to the drawing board & supplement their Environmental Impact Statement, revisit measures to reduce mortality and injuries to endangered species, and procure a permit under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act before proceeding with the project.
Timeline of Cape Wind's Mounting Problems
E&E: Embattled Offshore Project Violated NEPA, ESA
Bloomberg BNA: U.S. Appeals Court Issues Cape Wind a New Blow
reNews: New Setback for Cape Wind
WWLP/State House News: Both Sides Claim Victory After Latest Ruling on
Cape Cod Times: Appellate Court Rules on Cape Wind Case
Boston Globe Editorial: MA Needs a New Energy Law
Utility Dive: MA Senate Bill Pushes Bigger Wind
Recharge: MA Senate Tables (ie Considers) Industry-Friendly Offshore Bill
CommonWealth Magazine - Cod Cast: The Politics of Energy, Cape Wind
Cape Cod Times - State House News Service: State Energy Bill in Flux
Cape Cod Times - Cheers and Jeers: Keep Cape Wind out of Nantucket Sound
Worcester Business Journal Online: Massachusetts Banking on Natural Gas, Renewables to Replace Retiring Plants
Fox News/ Associated Press: New Administration Rule Would Permit Thousands of Eagle Deaths at Wind Farms
reNews: Feds Face Cape Wind Wrath
Boston Globe/ State House News: Cape Wind Appeals State Board's Denial
CommonWealth Magazine: Baker Board Denies Cape Wind Permit Extension
Cape Cod Times: State Board Denies Extension for Cape Wind (Cape Wind vows to press on.)
Boston Globe: State Energy Board Turns Down Cape Wind Permit Extension
Cape Cod.com: Cape Wind Project Dealt Another Blow; Future Uncertain
reNews: Fresh Setback for Cape Wind
CommonWealth Magazine: Cape Wind Appeals Permit Extension Rejection
Alliance Statement: EFSB Reaches Tentative Decision on Cape Wind: Board says no to vital transmission line - but Cape Wind continues to move forward
Boston Globe: Cape Wind Project Is Dealt Another Setback
Cape Cod Times: State Set to Deny Extending Cape Wind's Permits
Boston Globe Magazine: Offshore Wind May Finally Take off with Big Projects, None Named Cape Wind
RTO Insider: Feds Set Offshore Wind Site near New York (Cape Wind's Prospects Revived)
Boston Globe: Wind Energy Could Get Cheaper with Newer, Bigger Projects (Offshore wind energy in New England would be far less costly under projects that are newer and bigger than Cape Wind.)
CommonWealth Magazine: Study Prices Out Offshore Wind; Lower prices come from big 2,000MW commitment
CommonWealth Magazine: Cape Wind Mounting Comeback; Jim Gordon says he's ready to compete
South Coast Today: "The ghost of Cape Wind needs to be completely exorcised, because this is not Cape Wind - this is three of the biggest developers in the world, competing against eachother in an open process," Senator Montigny said at the Statehouse. "This is how it should have been from the beginning."
WGBH - Jim Braude Show: Will Cape Wind Finally Have Its Day? (Interview with Jim Gordon)
WBUR: How Cape Wind Differs from Bay State Wind, and How It Doesn't
Cape Cod Times - Letter: Facts Ignored in Attack on Activists
Boston Globe: Cape Wind Developer Jim Gordon Not Giving Up
North American Wind Power: Not Dead Yet: Cape Wind Refutes Claims of Its Demise
workboat.com: 9/28/15 DOE Report: Offshore Wind Poised to Grow (despite...Cape Wind. Future projects will site bigger machines in areas with stronger, more consistant wind speeds)
Cape Cod Times - Cheers and Jeers: What about protecting Nantucket Sound?
Cape Cod Times Op-Ed: Continue Fight to Protect Nantucket Sound
Boston Globe: Cape Wind Seeks More Time to Restart Stalled Wind Farm
State House News Service: Gordon Calls State Energy Legislation Promising
Boston Globe: What Really Toppled Cape Wind's Plans for Nantucket Sound
Cape Cod Times: Wind Farm Opponents to File Appeals (Town of Barnstable claims potential threat to ground water)
Real Clear Markets: Cape Wind: An Unsightly Monument to Political Pull
Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound
YEAR IN REVIEW - 2015
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