By Noah Hoffenberg
With Cape Wind partners recently reinvigorating talk of their stalemated offshore wind farm, the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound is likewise breathing new life into its campaign against the project.
Alliance Director Audra Parker amped up efforts against the wind farm after hearing recent comments from a Cape Wind vice president, who blew some fresh wind into his own project at a recent industry conference.
Parker issued an email blast, seeking donations against the project, as well as appearing on a recent radio spot on Cape station WXTK.
The Cape Wind project, a 130-turbine endeavor planned for Nantucket Sound, was dealt a heavy blow back in January when its two local energy buyers — National Grid and NStar, the former Eversource — backed out of their power deal with the turbine operation.
And the time, critics called it the project’s death knell.
But, Dennis Duffy, vice president of regulatory affairs for Cape Wind, recently told the American Wind Energy Association’s Offshore Windpower 2015 conference in Baltimore that the project was not dead, according to NAWindPower.com.
Reprinted via Barnstable Patriot – the News Service is not affiliated with the Alliance.