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The good, the bad and the opportunity in offshore wind

America’s first large-scale offshore wind farms began sending power to the Northeast earlier this year, but a wave of wind farm project cancellations and...

Are legal complaints of altered waterfront views a valid reason to...

Lawsuits filed by preservation groups in Newport and on Block Island object to the federal government’s approval of two wind farms off the coast...
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

Does new legal action by R.I. preservation groups against offshore wind...

The lawsuits filed by preservation groups in Newport and on Block Island objecting to the federal government's approval of wind farms off the coast...

BOEM completes environmental analysis of offshore Revolution Wind project

PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced Monday that it had completed its environmental analysis of the proposed Revolution Wind Farm...
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....

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...

Work starting on 1st commercial-scale U.S. offshore wind farm

BOSTON (AP) – U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland joined with Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker on Thursday to mark the groundbreaking of the Vineyard Wind...
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 FILE GRAPHIC/ANNE EWING

R.I. has muted reaction to shifting offshore wind priorities

After years of competing for a crucial position on the forefront of the burgeoning U.S. offshore wind industry, Rhode Island officials no longer seem...

Offshore wind project off Martha’s Vineyard nears approval

NEW BEDFORD (AP) – The first commercial-scale offshore wind power development in United States history is edging closer to approval, federal officials said Monday. The...
CAUTION SIGNAL: Fred Mattera, executive director of the Commercial Fisheries Center of Rhode Island, warns of the potential for loss of life and loss of vessels because the 1-mile-wide transit lanes allocated for traveling around wind turbines don’t provide enough room to safely maneuver vessels in high winds and storms when visibility is low. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

POWERING UP: Offshore wind sector gains momentum despite pandemic

Stark white walls, blank computer screens and empty desk chairs weren’t what the executives at Denmark-based wind-energy firm Orsted had in mind when they...
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