America’s first offshore wind project has received the final okay from the Department of the Interior last week after years of delay. The project, named Cape Wind, will be located off Nantucket Sound, MA, and once operational, will power 400,000 homes. The announcement from Secretary Salazar came just before the one-year anniversary of BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil disaster.
Meanwhile back home, NC Republican legislators used the anniversary of the Gulf of Mexico disaster to promote offshore energy – but what kind? Read more