Multimedia | Jim Gordon, founder of the company behind Cape Wind, tells the story behind the controversial project

Mar, 30 2011

Cape Wind is arguably America's most controversial alternative energy project. Listen to the story from the man behind the project.

In 1975, at the age of twenty-two, Jim Gordon started Energy Management, Inc. (EMI). Over the ensuing years Jim built EMI into one of the most successful independent power companies in New England. From its initial focus of engineering and constructing turnkey heat recovery and pollution control systems, Jim transitioned EMI into developing, operating and maintaining natural gas-fired combined cycle electric generating facilities. EMI is now developing renewable energy projects including Cape Wind, America's first offshore wind park.