02 Jan '12, 12pm

Another Obstacle Falls as Massachusetts Supreme Court Throws Out Cape Wind Challenge

But the project’s implacable opponents, the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound , weren’t taking that lying down. In September 2011, they went to Massachusetts’ Supreme Judicial Court to argue that the deal between Cape Wind and National Grid was unconstitutional. The Alliance, along with other Cape Wind opponents like the Associated Industries of MA and the New England Power Generators Association, claimed that the deal unfairly restricted interstate commerce because National Grid didn’t undergo a competitive bidding process involving out-of-state providers. “The contract sets a risky precedent by allowing utilities to negotiate expensive power agreements outside of the competitive bidding process and to allocate the costs of those contracts unfairly to residential and commercial customers,” the Alliance said in September

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/01/02/another-obstacle-fall...

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