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2014-07-10 16:21:42

Nation's leading expert on constitutional law sees strong reasons for reversal that could signal the end of long-stalled Cape Wind project BOSTON, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Noted constitutional law professor Laurence Tribe has agreed to represent the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound in its appeal of a federal court decision, which dismissed a multi-party challenge of Cape Wind's high priced contract with NSTAR. Professor Tribe is a University Professor at Harvard and a...

2014-03-14 16:20:59

Federal agencies violated Endangered Species Act and must go back to the drawing board to evaluate impacts and protection measures for birds and right whales WASHINGTON, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a landmark win for the environment, the U.S. District Court D.C. ruled today that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service need to revisit Cape Wind's impacts on migrating birds and endangered right whales in Nantucket Sound due to violations of...

2014-01-21 16:21:17

Cape businesses, residents, and the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound join the Town of Barnstable in challenging the overpriced NSTAR contract for violations of federal law BOSTON, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NSTAR's no-bid contract to purchase electricity from Cape Wind at three times the price of competing out-of-state green energy violates federal law and would unfairly burden ratepayers, according to a suit filed in U.S. District Court today by the Town of Barnstable,...

US Researchers Look To Offshore Wind Farms
2012-03-22 05:00:47

Two extensive, parallel studies were released this week on the impact and advantageous planning of offshore wind power facilities on the Northeast United States coast. Wind is consistent in near-shore environments, driven by frequent shifts in temperatures between land and water. Offshore wind farms could play a large role in meeting future power needs without adding to pollution issues inherent to fossil fuel and nuclear power plants. The Northeast Coast in particular has a combination...

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2011-04-20 06:30:00

The US government on Tuesday approved construction of a controversial wind farm off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, which could begin this fall, reports AFP. The proposed 130-turbine wind farm covering 25 miles in the Nantucket Sound -- called the Cape Wind Energy Project -- has been the center of a decade-long dispute over issues such as increased power costs for customers and potential impacts on local fishing grounds. The State Supreme Court rejected those claims, and the Obama...

2011-01-06 10:59:00

CONCORD, Mass., Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After reviewing the Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision on the Cape Wind, LLC wind energy facility proposal to construct 130 wind turbines in Nantucket Sound, Mass., that was compiled by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District has made its determination under Section 10/Section 404 jurisdiction to issue a Corps permit for the...

2010-10-13 10:41:00

HYANNIS, Mass., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Faced with the prospect of skyrocketing electric bills, an overwhelming majority of Massachusetts ratepayers polled want the state to pull the plug on the proposed Cape Wind project. Responding to evidence showing that Cape Wind would significantly increase electric bills for Massachusetts residents, businesses and schools, 70 percent of respondents not only oppose the project, but said that the state should reject the contract completely. 81...

2010-07-09 12:23:00

HYANNIS, Mass., July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report on the financial threat posed by Cape Wind to consumers makes it even more clear that Attorney General Martha Coakley is taking the right steps by demanding more answers about the true cost -- and true profits -- of this beleaguered project. The Attorney General is demanding that Cape Wind and National Grid spell out how much the wind project will actually cost -- something the company will not reveal -- and how much the builder and...

2010-05-07 15:18:00

HYANNIS, Mass., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- National Grid today announced that its ratepayers would purchase half of the power from the embattled Cape Wind project at a premium for ratepayers of $442 million over the course of the 15 year agreement. The total cost of the project's power would cost Massachusetts residential and commercial ratepayers an additional $884 million in energy costs over the next 15 years. National Grid and Cape Wind refused to release the full details of the rate hike -...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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