The Week in Pictures: US Approves First Offshore Wind Farm, and More

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US Approves First Offshore Wind Farm

After nine agonizing years of intense debate and political battles, the first offshore wind farm to be built in the United States has finally been approved. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar traveled to Cape Cod, Massachusetts to announce that, despite some fierce opposition (from the likes of the Kennedys and Mitt Romney, no less), the 450 megawatt, 130 turbine, $900 million Cape Wind project is becoming a reality.

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Image credit: Artists' rendering of Cape Wind, via NY Times