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Rhode Island Targets 100 Percent Renewable by 2030

Rhode Island has embarked on its goal of achieving 100 percent renewable energy by 2030. Getting there is a work in progress, but the target will likely be reached without doing much outside of existing renewable-energy initiatives and hoping that offshore wind development reaches critical mass. Based on an Office of Energy Resources PowerPoint presentation … Continue reading Rhode Island Targets 100 Percent Renewable by 2030

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Ørsted to pioneer deployment of GE’s next generation offshore wind turbines

Ørsted, the world-leading offshore wind energy developer, has selected GE Renewable Energy as the preferred wind turbine supplier for two of its US offshore wind farms which marks the world’s first commercial deployment of GE’s Haliade-X 12MW offshore wind turbine. Subject to final agreed and signed contract and all required project approvals, Ørsted will deploy … Continue reading Ørsted to pioneer deployment of GE’s next generation offshore wind turbines

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Massachusetts, New Jersey and Rhode Island offshore wind power projects move forward

Two major offshore wind farm projects off Massachusetts and Rhode Island are moving forward after selection in a clean energy procurement process conducted by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in which Rhode Island participated. The projects are Vineyard Wind’s proposed 800 megawatt (MW) offshore wind farm located 15 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard and Deepwater Wind’s … Continue reading Massachusetts, New Jersey and Rhode Island offshore wind power projects move forward

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Wind energy is already an American industry

We tend to think of wind power as something the Europeans do, but the United States has a robust and growing sector that leads the world in land-based wind energy. More than 50,000 turbines stand along ridge lines, prairies and hilltops across the United States. Installed capacity recently surpassed 70 gigawatts — enough to power … Continue reading Wind energy is already an American industry

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North Dakota in the midst of a wind energy boom

While the oil boom in North Dakota may be over, the recent wind boom could be here to stay. In the past decade, there have been more than 400 wind turbines placed on the western side of the state with an additional 550 proposed to be constructed by 2018. The North Dakota Public Service Commission … Continue reading North Dakota in the midst of a wind energy boom

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US Starts Construction on First Offshore Wind Turbines

Construction has started on the first U.S. offshore wind turbines, a small Atlantic Ocean project off the country’s northeastern coast, after years of protests have halted bigger wind farms elsewhere. Elected officials and Deepwater Wind executives cheer during a ceremony to mark the installation of the first jacket support structure for a wind farm in … Continue reading US Starts Construction on First Offshore Wind Turbines

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Foundations for first US offshore wind farm head for Rhode Island

Five massive structures that will be attached to the ocean floor for the nation’s first offshore wind farm are coming to Rhode Island. In this June 27, 2015 photo provided by Deepwater Wind, contractors at Gulf Island Fabrication, in Houma, La., work on structural components for a wind power farm set for installation offshore from … Continue reading Foundations for first US offshore wind farm head for Rhode Island

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Leading Environmental and Conservation Groups and Deepwater Wind Announce Agreement to Protect Endangered Whales at Deepwater ONE Offshore Wind Farm Site

A coalition of leading environmental and conservation organizations — Conservation Law Foundation (CLF), Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and National Wildlife Federation (NWF) — and Deepwater Wind today announced an agreement to implement additional protections for endangered North Atlantic right whales during pre-construction activities for the Deepwater ONE offshore wind farm, which will be developed … Continue reading Leading Environmental and Conservation Groups and Deepwater Wind Announce Agreement to Protect Endangered Whales at Deepwater ONE Offshore Wind Farm Site

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U.S. to Hold Sale for Offshore Wind Energy Leases

Offshore wind energy generation isn’t new in places like Europe, but it presents a new frontier in the United States. The sale will offer 164,750 acres of federal waters off the coasts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. If that is fully developed, officials said, it could produce as much as 3,400 megawatts of electricity, enough … Continue reading U.S. to Hold Sale for Offshore Wind Energy Leases

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