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Is a Casino Deal In The Works For Cape Wind? That�s one rumor floating around

One of the obstacles standing in the way of Cape Wind’s 420-megawatt wind farm off Cape Cod is the Mashpee Wampanoag, whose tribal leaders say the $1 billion offshore facility and its 130 turbines would desecrate tribal burial sites. But is a deal in the works? G.E.R. has learned that federal authorities could approve the…

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Interior Department talking up America’s offshore wind potential

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is actively� touting the U.S. offshore wind-power potential,� saying at a stop in New Jersey that if fully developed off the East Coast wind generation could produce enough electricity to replace most coal-fired power plants. Speaking in Atlantic City, Salazar said: “The idea that wind energy has the potential to replace…

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This week in green energy

Times are a bit surreal in the clean energy sector these days. Despite billions of dollars in expected government support and growing demand, companies are reeling, unable to finance their growth or� even daily operations.� This is happening as research firms and industry groups are issuing positive year in review reports, touting the record growth…

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Regulating offshore wind development

The Department of Interior and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)� have� signed a Memorandum Of Understanding to work on rules to regulate the development of offshore renewable energy projects. The document provides a broad framework that would give FERC the authority to license ocean wave and tidal energy projects while the Interior Department would…

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