Offshore wind power conference blows off Cape Wind opponent

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When the who’s who of the offshore wind industry blew into town this week for the Offshore Wind Power USA conference at the Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, there was one notable face missing from the crowd: Audra Parker, president of the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound.

After more than a decade opposing the Cape Wind project and pushing legislators to take more care when siting such projects in the ocean, Parker couldn’t buy her way into the conference. She purchased one of the pricey tickets (the early-bird option started at $1,999), but organizers called her, told her it would be better if she didn’t come, and refunded her money, Parker said.

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