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Orsted, Eversource partner with local fishermen on safety navigation

PROVIDENCE – Local fishermen will play a role in ensuring safe passage around the massive wind farms planned for area waters under a new...

Amid negotiations, R.I. fishing industry remains concerned over offshore wind impact,...

PROVIDENCE - What is the price of loss of livelihood? This question is at the center of negotiations between local fishing industry representatives and offshore...

Revolution Wind project moves forward with start to federal permitting review

PROVIDENCE – Plans to bring 400 megawatts of wind power to Rhode Island are advancing, with the federal agency in charge of issuing the...

Orsted, Eversource plan wind farm manufacturing facility at ProvPort

PROVIDENCE – The Port of Providence will soon be ground zero for assembling and building the foundations for a slew of major wind farm...
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...

R.I. Commerce creates post dedicated to offshore wind industry

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Commerce Corp. is hoping to capitalize on the emerging offshore wind industry with a new position dedicated to luring companies to...

R.I. an offshore wind follower

Offshore wind supporters were heartened by the Biden administration’s March 29 commitment to the industry, including the environmental review of at least three Atlantic...
ORSTED U.S. OFFSHORE WIND, which owns and operates the Block Island Wind Farm pictured above, has said new delays in the Vineyard Wind project will not affect its own plans to build a 50-turbine wind farm off the coast of Block Island. / COURTESY ORSTED U.S. OFFSHORE WIND

R.I. optimistic for offshore wind, despite new federal permitting delays

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island leaders insist the state’s ambitious renewable-energy goals and related projects won’t be affected by recently announced delays in what was...

First major R.I. offshore wind project faces further delays, with no...

PROVIDENCE – The 12-year saga of efforts to build a utility-scale offshore wind project off the coast of Rhode Island has been extended again,...
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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