After nine years of review, the federal government gave approval on Wednesday to the nation’s first offshore wind farm, a fiercely contested project off the coast of Cape Cod.
Developers say that Cape Wind will provide 75 percent of the power for Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard — the equivalent of that produced by a medium-size coal-fired plant. It would also reduce carbon dioxide emissions by the equivalent of taking 175,000 cars off the road, and provide 1,000 construction jobs.
This project has also made for some strange bedfellows, being backed by both Greenpeace and the United States Chamber of Commerce.
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