Spurred by the impending expiration of a federal tax credit that could be worth $780 million,Cape Wind, the long-sought giant wind farm off the Massachusetts coast, is apparently now under construction. It’s the first major offshore wind farm to begin construction in the United States, but its long-term fate hardly seems a done deal.
The U.S. is steadily inching toward installing some offshore wind power, with nearly a dozen projects in the works, according to a new report prepared for the Department of Energy.
Here's at least least one consequence of super-sizing offshore wind turbines that you might not have considered: The equipment needed to install those turbines is getting bigger as well.
Keep the pressure on, Mr. President - that was the message recently from a broad coalition of US environmental movers and shakers hopeful of seeing wind turbines sending clean power ashore as soon as possible.
Investors and supporters of the whistle-blowing WikiLeaks website are reportedly attempting to move the organization's servers offshore in an effort to avoid prosecution from US law enforcement officials.
Wind turbine power technology has certainly come a long way over the centuries.
Google's invested in a project to build a 350-mile power transmission backbone along the US East Coast.