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    Salazar signs lease for first major offshore windfarm in US waters

    News // October 8, 2010

    US Interior Secretary Ken Salazar formally signed the lease for the first major offshore windfarm project in US waters earlier thiss week

    The lease for the US$1 billion Cape Wind windfarm off the coast of Massachusetts officially ends a nine-year regulatory process for the project.

    "Our responsibility now is to take the lessons learned from that process - and from the growing pool of experiences with offshore wind development around the globe - and build a smart US programme," Salazar said at an offshore wind energy conference in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

     

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