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July 6, 2012

Republican probes White House role in Cape Wind approval

Nick Juliano, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2012-07-06 10:17:14

With his Solyndra investigation winding down, a key House Republican is turning his sights on another controversial renewable energy project in an effort to paint the Obama administration as allowing political support for clean power to trump safety concerns. Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) says he wants to know more about the approval of the Cape Wind project, which aims to erect 130 turbines off Massachusetts’ shore in what would be the first such wind farm in federal waters. [ read more … ]

Cape Wind set to start surveys

Nick Juliano, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2012-07-06 10:17:34

Initial work will begin tomorrow on a project in Nantucket Sound that aims to become the first offshore wind farm in U.S. waters. Cape Wind announced today the launch of a multimillion-dollar geotechnical and geophysical survey, the initial phase of its effort to build a 130-turbine project off the coast of Massachusetts. The effort is slated to run through September or October and will include participation from up to 50 scientists, engineers, archaeologists and geologists, the company said. [ read more … ]

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