The US government on Tuesday approved a plan to build the country's first offshore wind farm off the coast of Cape Cod, a popular Massachusetts holiday destination.Installation of 130, 3.6-megawatt wind turbine generators with blades of up to 440 feet (134 meters), built by German company Siemens, could begin in Nantucket Sound by the autumn, the Department of the Interior said in a statement announcing that the Cape Wind Project was finally going ahead.
Weak, immobile, and close to death, the turtles wash limply on to the sand. The wind and waves draw them up to the shore, where their cold bodies — incapacitated by the frigid, late-autumn ocean — will lie prone on the beach, unable to move or defend themselves. Here, they can do nothing but await rescue.
BOSTON (AP) -- The Obama administration has approved what would be the nation's first offshore wind farm, off Cape Cod, inching the U.S. closer to harvesting an untapped domestic energy source - the steady breezes blowing along its vast coasts....
U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will make the announcement Wednesday about the nation's first offshore wind farm, off Cape Cod, in Boston with Gov. Deval Patrick, a supporter of the project. A green light for the project would clear the way for a 130-turbine wind farm in Nantucket Sound.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
The government is expected to decide next month whether a private developer can build the country's first offshore wind farm off Cape Cod, Mass. The project has been on a winning streak with court victories and state approvals, but it hasn't won the support of local officials or American Indians.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us