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Federal government approves Vineyard Wind offshore wind project

An offshore wind project off Massachusetts that would create enough electricity to power 400,000 homes and is touted by backers as a key piece of America's...
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. 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...

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...
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...
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...
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...
UMASS DARTMOUTH received $16 million in externally funded grants in fiscal 2019, a 26% increase year over year.

UMass Dartmouth’s externally funded grants increase 26% in FY19

PROVIDENCE – Externally funded grants for the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in fiscal year 2019 increased 26% year over year to $16 million, the...
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP said he is not willing to risk U.S. wealth derived from energy sales on wind energy. Above, the Block Island wind farm. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

Trump says he’s unwilling to risk U.S. energy wealth for windmill...

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said he was not willing to sacrifice the abundant energy wealth of the United States on “dreams” such as...
OPPORTUNITY LOST? The decision by the U.S. Department of the Interior to extend an environmental review of the Vineyard Wind project puts the potential construction of the Revolution Wind wind energy farm in jeopardy. Here, the demonstration project Block Island Wind Farm. 
 / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

Delayed review of wind energy project won’t stall rising temps

Two stories within the last two weeks have not contained good news for the Ocean State. Most recently, The Washington Post crunched the numbers and...

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