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ON THE HORIZON: Ships get into position in December to finish building turbines for South Fork Wind, 15 miles east of Block Island. The wind farm is now operational and providing power for New York. 
AP FILE PHOTO/JULIA NIKHINSON

With South Fork Wind open, others will follow

America’s first commercial-scale offshore wind farm is officially open, a long-awaited moment that helps pave the way for a succession of large wind farms. Danish...

Vineyard Wind turbine sending power to the U.S. grid for the...

For the first time in the United States, turbines are sending electricity to the grid from the sites of two large offshore wind farms. The...

Gov. McKee wins 1st full term: ‘We’re just getting started’

PROVIDENCE (AP) – Democratic Gov. Daniel J. McKee has easily defeated Republican challenger Ashley Kalus to win his first full term in office. "We're just...

Industry: Advanced recycling is a solution to plastic crisis

PROVIDENCE (AP) – The plastics industry says there is a way to help solve the crisis of plastic waste plaguing the planet’s oceans, beaches...
IT REMAINS to be seen whether the appeals filed on behalf of the Preservation Society of Newport County and the Southeast Lighthouse Foundation will be successful in having the federal government reconsider its approvals of two wind farms off the coast of Rhode Island. / AP PHOTO/DAVID GOLDMAN

1st lease sale to be held for offshore wind on West...

PROVIDENCE (AP) – The Biden administration will hold the first-ever lease sale for offshore wind energy on the West Coast, officials said Tuesday. The Dec....

Gov. McKee narrowly wins Democratic primary

PROVIDENCE (AP) – Gov. Dan McKee eked out a victory in his Democratic primary on Tuesday, beating back strong challenges from a pair of...

Construction to begin soon on wind farm off R.I. coast

Construction will soon begin on the second commercial-scale, offshore wind energy project to gain approval in the United States, the developers said. The U.S. Department of...

Race to cut carbon emissions splits U.S. states on nuclear

PROVIDENCE (AP) – As climate change pushes states in the U.S. to dramatically cut their use of fossil fuels, many are coming to the...

Interior Department approves 2nd large U.S. offshore wind farm

The Biden administration approved an offshore wind farm off the coast of Rhode Island on Wednesday as part of a plan to deploy 30...

Clamorous students participate in government – by suing it

Students in Rhode Island are asking a federal appeals court to affirm that all public school students have a constitutional right to a civics...
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