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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...
A MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT that includes a deep-water port and an amphitheater has been proposed in East Providence along the Providence River. / COURTESY RI WATERFRONT ENTERPRISES

East Providence plans amphitheater for land next to Bold Point Park

EAST PROVIDENCE – An amphitheater has been proposed for the area next to Bold Point Park. Live Nation Entertainment and RI Waterfront Enterprises LLC,...
AQUANIS was awarded $1 million from the federal government to develop technology that reduces damage done to wind turbines by lightning. Company Founder and CEO Neal Fine. / COURTESY AQUANIS

Aquanis awarded $1M federal grant for wind turbine lightning damage mitigation

PROVIDENCE – Aquanis Inc. has received a $1 million Phase II SBIR grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a blade coating...
NEW ENGLAND is expected to meet peak demand for electricity this summer, according to ISO New England. / COURTESY ISO NEW ENGLAND

ISO New England: Region expected to meet peak summer electricity demands

PROVIDENCE – New England is expected to have sufficient electricity to meet consumer demand this summer, according to a report published Wednesday by ISO...
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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...

Quonset port poised for more growth in 2019

Quonset is the leading engine of economic development in Rhode Island and home to more than 200 companies and nearly 12,000 full- and part-time...
CLEAN ENERGY BUT NOT CLEAN PROCESS: While offshore-wind energy production is coming on a large scale to the region – pictured here is one of the five Block Island Wind Farm turbines – the contracts involving the electricity are anything but clear. 
 / COURTESY RICH PAYNE

Wind-energy savings obscured by speculation, despite promises

Revolution Wind, developed jointly by Ørsted US Offshore Wind and Eversource, is expected to supply enough wind-generated electricity to fill nearly one-quarter of the...
A REPORT included with National Grid's filing with R.I. DPUC estimates that the Revolution Wind farm, in tandem with the Connecticut Revolution Wind project and the Vineyard Wind project in Massachusetts, will have a net direct and indirect cost benefit of $91.6 million over more than 20 years. The Block Island Wind Farm is seen in the photograph. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

Revolution Wind R.I. benefit projected to include Mass., Conn. projects too

PROVIDENCE – National Grid Rhode Island says that its proposed contract with Ørsted US Offshore Wind and Eversource will have a net direct and...
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