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LARGEST WIND FARM: Green Development owns the turbines that make up Rhode Island’s largest wind farm, the $100 million, seven-turbine project in Johnston, which generates 21 megawatts. / PBN PHOTO/PAMELA BHATIA

While delays have hampered offshore wind, land-based turbines loom large in...

(Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series on the challenges and opportunities of solar- and wind-farm development in Rhode Island and...
PERMITTING DELAYS: The Revolution Wind, South Fork Wind Farm and Vineyard Wind offshore wind projects in waters off the coast of southern New England are all currently in various stages of the permitting process. / SOURCE: R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT / PBN GRAPHIC/ANNE EWING

Waiting on more offshore wind

Three major offshore wind projects are in various stages of complicated permitting processes in southern New England waters. Revolution Wind is a joint effort between...

State leaders tout opening of Orsted innovation hub

PROVIDENCE – State officials joined Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind on March 2 to celebrate the grand opening of the company’s innovation hub, touting it...
ORSTED, a global wind energy developer, has announced plans to locate a national innovation hub in Providence. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ ERIC THAYER

Orsted to open innovation hub in Providence

NEWPORT – The global offshore wind developer that owns the Block Island Wind Farm today announced plans to open a United States Innovation Hub...

O’Keefe named Propeller Club of Narragansett Bay’s Maritime Person of the...

JOHN O’KEEFFE, director of U.S. marine affairs for Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind, was named The Propeller Club of Narragansett Bay’s Maritime Person of the...
Stefan Pryor

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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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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