25 Jun '12, 1pm

A Tragicomic Take on Cape Wind: The documentary 'Cape Spin' examines the regulatory and legal clashes that have

WASHINGTON — When the energy entrepreneur Jim Gordon first proposed building the Cape Wind project in Nantucket Sound, he assumed the project would be a slam dunk. Liberal Massachusetts communities would surely embrace a clean energy initiative, he figured. More than 10 years later, the offshore project is still not up and running, although it has passed some regulatory hurdles and survived a few legal challenges from locals who oppose the project. The long controversy is now the focus of a documentary, “Cape Spin: An American Power Struggle,” which opened on Friday in Washington after showings in Boston and a sprinkling of film festivals. “The film isn’t for or against the project,” said Josh Levin, one of the film’s producers. “Our focus is on the insane waste of energy” — if you’ll excuse the choice of words, he said — “that went into this 10-year, $70 million battle th...

Full article: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/25/a-tragicomic-ta...

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