By Mikel Chavers, CSG Associate Editor
After nine years of being put in a holding pattern by the federal government, regulators approved the first wind farm in the U.S. called Cape Wind, off the coast of Massachusetts, according to The New York Times. The offshore wind farm will use giant wind turbines placed in the water off the coast of Cape Cod. The turbines will use the stronger wind off the coast to generate electricity.
Offshore wind farms must wait to get the OK from the federal government because they are technically on federal property offshore and do not fall under state jurisdictions.