deepwater wind http://ripr.org en Bonus Q+A: Kilmartin on 38 Studios, Guns, Deepwater & More http://ripr.org/post/bonus-qa-kilmartin-38-studios-guns-deepwater-more <p>Attorney General Peter Kilmartin joins Bonus Q+A to talk about 38 Studios, Deepwater Wind, gun violence and gun control, and a host of other issues.</p><p></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 33627 at http://ripr.org CRMC May Vote To Approve Deepwater Wind Project http://ripr.org/post/crmc-may-vote-approve-deepwater-wind-project <p>The Coastal Resources Management Council will discuss a subcommittee’s recommendation to approve Deepwater Wind’s proposed Block Island Wind Farm Tuesday. This may be another big vote for the project.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 13 May 2014 12:50:36 +0000 Ambar Espinoza 33489 at http://ripr.org CRMC May Vote To Approve Deepwater Wind Project Deepwater Wind Secures First Major Permit Approvals From RIDEM http://ripr.org/post/deepwater-wind-secures-first-major-permit-approvals-ridem <p>The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management has granted Deepwater Wind its first set of major permit approvals for the Block Island Wind Farm. This marks a significant milestone for the project.</p><p>The DEM has deemed the wind farm and underwater transmission cable in compliance with state and federal water quality regulations. So it issued the company Water Quality Certificates. The DEM also issued a Freshwater Wetland permit for certain onshore construction activities.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 08 May 2014 20:12:54 +0000 Ambar Espinoza 33273 at http://ripr.org Deepwater Wind Secures First Major Permit Approvals From RIDEM CRMC Subcommittee Recommends Approving Proposed Offshore Wind Farm http://ripr.org/post/crmc-subcommittee-recommends-approving-proposed-offshore-wind-farm <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A subcommittee of the Coastal Resources Management Council has unanimously recommended approving a proposed offshore wind farm off the coast of Block Island. &nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The subcommittee’s official recommendation will be read at a council meeting within the next 30 days, and then scheduled for a full committee vote. The subcommittee’s recommendation holds a lot of weight, according to Laura Dwyer, information coordinator for the Coastal Resources Management Council.</span></p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 20:15:00 +0000 Ambar Espinoza 31502 at http://ripr.org CRMC Subcommittee Recommends Approving Proposed Offshore Wind Farm CRMC Subcommittee To Decide Its Recommendation On Offshore Wind Farm http://ripr.org/post/crmc-subcommittee-decide-its-recommendation-offshore-wind-farm <p>A subcommittee of the Coastal Resources Management Council will take another step in the permitting process for a proposed offshore wind farm in state waters, when it decides next week whether to recommend approval for the project.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 18:35:33 +0000 Ambar Espinoza 31136 at http://ripr.org CRMC Subcommittee To Decide Its Recommendation On Offshore Wind Farm The Bottom Line: Business Moving Into Quonset http://ripr.org/post/bottom-line-business-moving-quonset <p>Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for a weekly business segment The Bottom Line.</p><p>This week Dave and Mark talk with Steven King, managing director of the Quonset Development Corporation. They discuss the latest news that food manufacturer Greencore Group is coming to Quonset, the latest on Deepwater Wind as a tenant and how the state is making property there shovel ready.</p><p></p><p><strong>When to Listen</strong></p><p>You can hear The Bottom Line each Friday at 5:50pm.</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 18:01:20 +0000 Dave Fallon & Mark Murphy 30826 at http://ripr.org The Bottom Line: Business Moving Into Quonset CRMC Subcommittee To Hold Last Public Hearing For Deepwater Wind http://ripr.org/post/crmc-subcommittee-hold-last-public-hearing-deepwater-wind <p>A subcommittee of the Coastal Resources Management Council set the final public hearing to discuss Deepwater Wind’s proposed ocean wind farm for today.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The subcommittee in charge of these hearings has set aside six hours for public comments.&nbsp; They may also ask </span>Deepwater<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Wind some final questions to help them decide whether to recommend the project to the </span>CRMC<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> for approval.</span></p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 13:16:04 +0000 Ambar Espinoza 29739 at http://ripr.org CRMC Subcommittee To Hold Last Public Hearing For Deepwater Wind Deepwater Wind Hearing Today On Block Island http://ripr.org/post/deepwater-wind-hearing-today-block-island <p>A subcommittee of the Coastal Resources Management Council will hold another hearing today on Deepwater Wind's permit application to build a wind farm off the coast of Block Island.</p><p></p><p></p><p>This is the second of three scheduled hearings this month.</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 13:20:10 +0000 Ambar Espinoza 29567 at http://ripr.org Deepwater Wind Hearing Today On Block Island Deepwater Wind Awards Another Contract http://ripr.org/post/deepwater-wind-awards-another-contract <p>Deepwater Wind has selected a Norwegian company to carry and install the turbines for the Block Island offshore wind farm project. This is the second contract Deepwater has awarded recently.</p><p>The Norwegian company, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier, is supplying what’s called a <em>liftboat</em> to install the wind turbines. The liftboat, called the Bold Tern, has a large open deck and cranes robust enough to manage the weight and size of a wind turbine while at sea.</p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 20:19:50 +0000 Ambar Espinoza 29159 at http://ripr.org Deepwater Wind Awards Another Contract Deepwater Wind And Alstom Sign Major Agreement For Block Island Wind Farm http://ripr.org/post/deepwater-wind-and-alstom-sign-major-agreement-block-island-wind-farm <p>Deepwater Wind selected the French company Alstom to supply its wind turbines for the Block Island offshore wind farm project.</p><p>According to a company press release, Deepwater Wind made an initial multi-million dollar payment to Alstom back in December, so that the French manufacturer could begin to build the turbines.</p><p>Alstom will supply Deepwater Wind with five 6 megawatt turbines, including tower sections for the wind farm. Construction of the turbines marks a major milestone for the project.</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 20:53:45 +0000 Ambar Espinoza 28930 at http://ripr.org Deepwater Wind And Alstom Sign Major Agreement For Block Island Wind Farm