Obama moves to kill Cape Wind

The Obama administration is such a strong supporter of “clean energy” that it has moved to kill Cape Wind, the controversial offshore wind farm the Kennedy family has been fighting for 10 years.

In a May 10 letter to Cape Wind’s developer, the Department of Energy said it wasn’t ready to provide the project with funding and its application was being put on hold. The loan application was submitted under the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, which has apparently run out of money — at least for Cape Wind.

The Obama administration’s decision will force Cape Wind’s developers to raise $2 billion from private investors who, so far, have not invested a nickel for construction and who will now be even less likely to invest without government backing.

As the Cape Wind debacle illustrates, Obama isn’t sincerely interested in clean energy. His proposed “clean energy standard” is merely a ruse for seducing Republicans into enacting a carbon cap scheme like cap-and-trade.


4 Comments on “Obama moves to kill Cape Wind”

  1. Horseshoe Shoal may as well be on land. It is only technically “offshore”. It’s an anomaly on the map, a tiny piece of federal land surrounded by Massachusetts land. The highest and best use of the shoal if used for wind, would be as modeling and prototype proving ground for the real deal: offshore stuff that we need. My own designs are hybrid wind and wave, true offshore designs, much, much bigger. These proposed mills are just land based mills, and at over fourteen million dollars each how the hell are they ever going to pay? It’s all off the shelf stuff. The financials were never actually on the table all these years this damn “yes or no” inane debate took place.

  2. Donna says:

    Or maybe he finally realizes that 17th century technology does not belong in the 21st century!

  3. F Clark says:

    Gee, I wonder what those other projects that they have given money to (that the letter mentions)?

  4. Rann Xeroxx says:

    Can’t have those hideous windmills spoiling the liberals view of the ocean. Those things belong in red states because their land is ugly to begin with. And who cares if they produce noise pollution or kill birds. We’re saving mother earth damn’it (as long as its not in MY backyard).

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