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Work at first US offshore wind farm is in its final phases

View of an offshore wind energy farm at sunset. (Image: Aaron via Flickr)

NEW SHOREHAM, R.I. (AP) — Construction on the nation’s first offshore wind farm is in its final phases. Deepwater Wind’s five-turbine wind farm off Block Island, Rhode Island, is expected to be operational this fall. Crews at the site are working on the tower sections for the fourth turbine this week. They’ll begin working on the blades in the coming ...

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240-foot turbine blades arrive for offshore wind farm

Offshore wind energy such as what is proposed in Maine, USA, could have a significant impact on fighting climate change.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Workers at ProvPort have been unloading the 240-foot-long turbine blades that will ultimately be used for the nation’s first offshore wind farm, off Block Island. Deepwater Wind says dockworkers began unloading the 15 blades on Tuesday. They are scheduled to be brought to the Block Island Wind Farm site by boat in August. The company says ...

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Wind power industry leaders to gather at Boston conference

Iceni Marine Services transiting through Gwynt Y Mor Wind farm, North Wales. (Image: Aaron via Flickr)

BOSTON (AP) — Offshore wind power will be the focus of a gathering of business leaders and lawmakers in Boston this coming week. The U.S. Offshore Wind Leadership Conference kicks off February 29 and runs through March 1 at the InterContinental Hotel in Boston. U.S. Sen. Edward Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat, is the event’s keynote speaker. Topics will include Europe’s ...

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Offshore wind power gets foothold in US with Rhode Island project

NEW SHOREHAM, Rhode Island – Rhode Island’s Deepwater Wind will start installing the foundations for North America’s first offshore wind farm on Monday, a milestone the company says could pave the way for an industry long established in Europe but that is still struggling with opposition in the United States. The 30-megawatt wind farm, which will include five turbines located ...

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