Cape Wind, America's first offshore wind farm, has been under review for over 10 long years. On May 23, 2012, the last hearing to be held on Cape Cod took place. The hearing was held by the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities for testimony as to whether the cost that NStar, the local utility, would be required to pay for Cape Wind's electricity was too high. At an additional $12.00 per year per residential bill, the consensus heard at the hearing was that it is a small price to pay to add jobs, save lives, end oil wars, and offset climate change! The comments in this last hearing on the Cape Wind project were particularly poignant and poetic. This 6-minute video captures the drama and emotion of the final Cape Wind hearing on Cape Cod.
Cape Wind hopes to be producing clean, renewable energy by 2015.