U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar said Monday that he considers the permitting process used to analyze the Cape Wind offshore wind proposal planned for offshore Massachusetts a "laboratory for us to learn" about offshore renewable energy. Speaking further at a Platts Energy Podium event, Secretary Salazar reiterated his previous comments that the outcome of the Cape Wind regulatory review process would not be "determinative" for the future of offshore wind in the United States. Platts Inside Energy Extra [subscription required] offers additional details.