Wind-energy savings obscured by speculation, despite promises

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
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
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 state’s needs. And, National Grid, the utility through which the power will be distributed, reports that ratepayers in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts will save up to $91.6 million over 20…

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