Move Towards Major Milestone for America’s First Offshore Wind Farm

The announcement today by Governor Deval Patrick that Cape Wind, National Grid and MA DOER have agreed to negotiate a long-term commitment for the purchase of the clean, emissions-free energy that Cape Wind power will provide is a major milestone for this watershed project.

"Anything that moves toward producing megawatts of clean renewable and wind energy and creating the jobs associated with this can only be viewed as positive," said Pam Solo, president, Civil Society Institute. "This is a critical development that provides the essential assurance Cape Wind needs to secure financing and get real steel in the ground."

Clean Power Now Executive Director Barbara Hill said: "Clean Power Now will continue to work with the Governor’s office and his administration to ensure that the consumers throughout the Commonwealth, including the Cape and islands, will have the opportunity to not only realize the benefits of cleaner air, jobs and energy independence from the Cape Wind project, but also by locking in a predictable competitive price for many years." 

The nonprofit and nonpartisan Civil Society Institute ( is one of the initiating organizations of the 140-member (CLEAN).

CLEAN is a collaborative movement of state and local organizations and individuals who will force and support policy makers at all levels of government to implement new energy policies. The policies we desire are based on decentralized control of energy, whereby energy is generated by regionally appropriate, reliable, and renewable resources, such as wind, solar, and geothermal. To learn more about and Citizens’ Clean Energy Economy Act, go to

Clean Power Now is a non-profit organization that informs and empowers citizens to support viable renewable energy projects and policies and to secure their local and regional benefits. Clean Power Now believes that timely development of such projects, in conjunction with energy efficiency and conservation, will bring about a clean and healthy environment, an improved economy and a more secure, sustainable America. Clean Power’s immediate focus is to increase citizen support of offshore wind power in Nantucket Sound. Clean Power Now is one of the initiating organizations of the collaborative CLEAN — Citizens Lead for Energy Action Now. Clean Power Now is on the Web at