In a letter calling on the Interior Secretary to support Cape Wind, Electrical Workers head Ed Hill writes:
If allowed to proceed, Cape Wind will create 600 to 1,000 jobs, employment opportunities that are critical to IBEW members.
When operational, the 130-tubine farm – to be located off of Nantucket Sound – is expected to generate 454 megawatts, or approximately 75 percent of Cape Cod’s power needs.
Approval of Cape Wind is not only important to IBEW members; it will help advance the Obama administration’s goals of creating green jobs, improving environmental quality, and help make the U.S. more energy independent.
To let Secretary Salazar know that you support Cape Wind, click here to send him a message.
Public comments are being accepted until February 12.