Massachusetts hoping to be nation's offshore wind power hub

June 3, 2018

The announcement that Massachusetts will work with Rhode Island to bring up to 1,200 megawatts of offshore wind energy to the region marks a milestone in the state's efforts to develop renewable energy.

It's been a long journey marked by fits and starts - most notably the abandoned effort to create the nation's first wind farm off Cape Cod.

That project - the proposed 130-turbine Cape Wind - was 16 years in the planning stages before it finally succumbed to fierce opposition and lawsuits from local residents.

Republican Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is hoping to put the contentious history of the Cape Wind project to rest by casting the state as a national leader in the race to develop offshore wind.


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