in News Departments > New & Noteworthy
print the content item

On Jan. 22, the same day it was hit by yet another lawsuit, Cape Wind announced it has defeated separate legal efforts of opponents to block its 468 MW offshore wind project, proposed off the coast of Nantucket Island.

According to the developer, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has upheld the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) approval of the Cape Wind project. Cape Wind says this represents a significant decision that rejects every argument that had been advanced by the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound and the Town of Barnstable.

“The Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound, the Town of Barnstable and their financial backer - coal billionaire Bill Koch - have failed yet again in their continuing campaign to use the courts to delay the financing of Cape Wind,” says Cape Wind Communications Director Mark Rodgers. “The court’s definitive decision is an important legal victory that brings America that much closer to launching its offshore wind industry, a keystone in America’s renewable energy future.”

Geraldine Edens and Christopher Marraro of law firm BakerHostetler represented Cape Wind. Edens says the decision “demonstrates that the expert federal agencies with the responsibility for reviewing these projects thoroughly evaluate them and the courts uphold the agency decisions.”

Cape Wind’s victory announcement came as the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound and Town of Barnstable filed a new federal lawsuit. The lawsuit sets its sights on Cape Wind’s power purchase agreement with utility company NSTAR.



Mortenson Construction_id2024

Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Canadian Wind Industry Urges For More Federal Support

The Canadian Wind Energy Association says the country's federal government, once a big industry supporter, should again back wind power.


Wind And Solar Helped California Grid During Challenging Summer

According to the California Independent System Operator, the state suffered from heat waves and drought this year, and wind power played a "significant role" in keeping the lights on.


Recapping The Wind Industry's Third-Quarter Deals

Mercom Capital Group recaps investment and merger and acquisition activity during July, August and September.


Yearly Installed Capacity Figures Already Beat 2013 Numbers, More Wind On The Way: AWEA

While the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) lobbies Congress to extend the production tax credit, the association notes wind projects now under construction signal a vibrant 2015.


Yahoo Inks Contract To Buy Kansas Wind Power

The Internet company plans to log in to the Alexander wind project, which is being built by community developer OwnEnergy.

Renewable NRG_id1934
Canwea_id1984
Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015
BG 2015DblBox_id2032