There’s been a lot of wind energy news – both onshore and off – this week. Here’s a quick tour of the latest headlines.
Cape Wind progress buoys South Terminal project | New Bedford Standard Times: One of the indirect benefits of the Cape Wind project would be a whole new industry for New Bedford – offshore wind turbine installation. So this week’s news about NStar was heartily welcomed there.
Residents debate wind turbine health study | Cape Cod Times: Debate about the state-commissioned report on wind turbines and human health went public this week, literally. A public meeting near Boston on Tuesday drew both supporters and detractors – all vehement.
Turbine critics rip state report | Cape Cod Times: Not surprisingly, Thursday’s meeting in Bourne was a different story – dominated by frustrated Falmouth residents and wind opponents they’ve helped catalyze.
Second Falmouth turbine gets green light | Cape Cod Times: Meanwhile, Falmouth’s Wind 2 finally underwent the necessary testing and is ready to begin a two-month trial run.
Turbine opponents file Open Meeting Law complaint | New Bedford Standard Times: In Fairhaven, residents continue to try to block the construction of a wind turbine at their wastewater treatment plant.
Bourne wind project voted down | Cape Cod Times: And finally, the Next Gen Wind project in Bourne appears to be dead. Cape Cod Commission said they see concrete benefits and “nebulous of iffy” drawbacks, but decided to err on the side of caution.