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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...
REALLY NOT NEEDED? The proposed natural gas-fired power plant in Burrillville was rejected over the summer by state regulators after the company proposing to build it, Invenergy, could not prove to the state Energy Facility Siting Board that it was needed. Now a study by the Rocky Mountain Institute questions whether nearly all plants across the nation such as this will be economically feasible at all within a decade and a half, thus supporting more investments in renewable energy. / COURTESY INVENERGY LLC

Should Rhode Island – or any state – be permitting new...

A study released Sept. 9 said that by 2035 it will be more expensive to operate 90% of natural gas-fired power plants being considered...
TESTIMONY was filed to the Public Utilities Commission Friday supporting the power purchase agreement between National Grid Rhode Island and Orsted US Offshore Wind. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

More testimony filed on proposed R.I. Revolution Wind power contract

PROVIDENCE – A series of pre-filed testimony on the power purchase agreement between National Grid Rhode Island and Orsted US Offshore Wind for the...

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...

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...
GREEN DEVELOPMENT said construction on a seven-turbine onshore wind farm in Johnston will begin next week and the company expects the turbines to be operational before the end of the year.

Seven-turbine, onshore wind farm to begin construction in Johnston

JOHNSTON – Work on a seven-turbine, 21-megawatt onshore wind farm is expected to begin next week, the developer, Green Development LLC, announced Thursday. The company...

Science reveals dark side of wind power

Any solution to global warming will almost certainly rely on an expansion of renewable energy, reducing carbon dioxide emissions with clean solar or wind...

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