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R.I. leader in energy economy

In 1901, a gusher erupted from the Spindletop oil field near Beaumont, Texas. The sight of oil gushing out of the ground captured the...

Rhode Island approves state’s first major offshore wind energy contract

PROVIDENCE – State regulators Tuesday approved what was described as a historically significant agreement in the movement away from fossil fuels, clearing the way...

URI students develop device to detect whales near offshore wind farm

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Ocean engineering students at the University of Rhode Island have developed an acoustic device that detects the sounds made by whales...
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PBN on WJAR-TV, March 18, 2019

New players are disrupting a host of traditional services. While bad for some R.I. entrepreneurs, others cash in.Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy...
THE BLOCK ISLAND WIND FARM was designed to be the first of many such offshore wind energy projects designed and built in Rhode Island. But it is no longer clear if that will be the case. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

Do you care if Rhode Island has a large-scale wind-energy production...

More than a decade ago, former Gov. Donald L. Carcieri proposed making Rhode Island the leader in developing offshore wind energy. The Block Island...
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PBN on WJAR-TV, March 11, 2019

Can the Ocean State stay in the race for offshore wind-energy profits?Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s Coffee...
SPINNING NOWHERE? The Block Island Wind Farm may have been the first offshore energy project to start operations in the United States, but the benefits that it promised Rhode Island have yet to materialize. 
 / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

Is R.I. going to see the promise of wind energy blow...

The Block Island Wind Farm is a rightful point of pride for Rhode Island. The first offshore wind-energy project installed and doing what it...

Classroom experiment eyes wind-energy jobs

In some places, wind energy is still thought of as a grand experiment. In Rhode Island, it’s already seen as a promising industry of...

Blount Boats Inc. | Atlantic Pioneer, crew transfer vessel for Block...

USED FOR: The 21-meter aluminum vessel was built in 2016 at Blount’s Warren shipyard on a design by South Boats, which has built more...
A PORTION of the sea2shore transmission cable that connects Block Island's power grid to the mainland, and transmits the electricity generated by the Block Island Wind Farm as well, has become exposed in shallow water off the shore of Town Beach. Officials are meeting with National Grid to discuss solutions. / COURTESY DEEPWATER LLC

Block Island Times: sea2shore wind farm transmission cable exposed near shore

NEW SHOREHAM – The sea2shore transmission cable for the Block Island Wind Farm project, which was installed by National Grid Rhode Island, is exposed...
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