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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...

E.G.’s Arctura awarded $1.15M grant from U.S. Dept. of Energy

EAST GREENWICH - Arctura, a wind-energy technology company, on Monday said it was awarded a $1.15 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. The...
UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND researchers, along with colleagues from the University of Maine, received a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to study the effectiveness of floating offshore wind turbines. / COURTESY ORSTED U.S. OFFSHORE WIND

URI, UMaine researchers receive $1.2M grant to study floating offshore wind...

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Engineers at the University of Rhode Island, along with colleagues from the University of Maine, have been awarded a $1.2 million...

COVID-19 will slow shift to renewable energy

The renewable energy industry, which until recently was projected to enjoy rapid growth, has run into stiff headwinds as a result of three era-defining...
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...
ROUGHLY 8,000 wind turbine blades in the U.S. will be removed in each of the next four years. Blades are typically taken to landfills. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/PETER MACDIARMID

Wind turbine blades can’t be recycled, so they’re piling up in...

NEW YORK – A wind turbine’s blades can be longer than a Boeing 747 wing, so at the end of their lifespan they can’t...
A NEW STUDY has found tat average wind speeds rose about 7% since 2010 in the world's northern sub-tropical and temperate zones. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

Wind speeds are increasing worldwide in boost for renewables

LONDON – The world is getting windier at the same time that developers are installing more turbines to generate electricity from breezes. Average wind speeds...

Venture Café to host discussion on wind energy, coastal resiliency Nov....

PROVIDENCE – Venture Café Providence on Nov. 7 will gather technologists, researchers, startups, corporations and urban planners for a discussion about how to use...
PROPOSED CHANGES to federal regulations related to projects such as the Block Island Wind Farm have the potential to dampen development of renewable energy in the nation, according to green energy advocates. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

Landmark law that spurred U.S. renewables growth gets overhaul

WASHINGTON – A 40-year-old law that’s been key to the growth of renewable energy in the United States is set for a major overhaul...
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