Strong winds accompanying the snowstorm pummeling the Northeast took down a wind turbine in Narragansett, R.I., today. According to a post on the Narragansett Emergency Management Agency’s Twitter page, the turbine fell in Point Judith during some pretty intense winds: [Read More]
Gov. Gina Raimondo, who heads the state with the U.S.’ first offshore wind farm, has announced an ambitious goal for Rhode Island: a tenfold increase in renewables by 2020.
The U.S.’ first offshore wind farm will begin commercial operations in a “matter of days,” developer Deepwater Wind has revealed. In its latest update on the Block Island Wind Farm, Deepwater Wind says it has now completed the testing phase [Read More]
The Governors’ Wind & Solar Energy Coalition has appointed Gov. Gina Raimondo, D-R.I., and Gov. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., the group’s chair and vice chair, respectively, for 2017. Rhode Island has positioned itself as a leader in offshore renewable energy, says [Read More]
The Narragansett Bay Commission (NBC), a wastewater treatment company based out of Providence, R.I., is reportedly planning to operate on 100% renewable energy in two years’ time. According to an article from Rhode Island Public Radio, the company already has [Read More]
Deepwater Wind has completed installation of the five Haliade wind turbines that will power the 30 MW Block Island Wind Farm, located roughly three miles off the coast of Block Island, R.I. The wind farm will now undergo a series [Read More]
Joined by state legislators and other officials on Thursday, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, D-R.I., ceremonially signed into law several bills meant to advance renewable energy in Rhode Island. According to a press release from the General Assembly, one of the [Read More]
Having been mobilized in Esbjerg, Denmark, the Brave Tern installation vessel for the Block Island wind farm is now headed to GE’s facility in St. Nazaire, France, where it will load up the nacelles for the offshore project. Mobilization of [Read More]
The Rhode Island legislature has passed a bill to advance the state’s renewable energy target from 14.5% by 2019 to 40% by 2035 – a move being applauded by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). The new law, if signed [Read More]
With the initial tower sections that will eventually support five Haliade 6 MW offshore wind turbines serving as the backdrop, Deepwater Wind, GE, and political and labor leaders kicked off the project’s 2016 construction season.