The lessons from the Cape Wind project in Massachusetts' Nantucket Sound should help regulators improve the permitting process for future offshore wind projects, researchers said. To speed up the process for such ventures, the Department of the Interior has designated several thousands square miles of seabed for offshore wind development. "Cape Wind was the first project of its kind in the U.S. Anytime you have something that's a first, its going to take more time," said a spokeswoman for the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.

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