wind energy http://ripr.org en Providence Wind Turbines Generating More Energy Than Expected http://ripr.org/post/providence-wind-turbines-generating-more-energy-expected <p>The three wind turbines at Field’s Point Wastewater Treatment Facility in Providence are generating more energy than originally projected.</p><p>Field’s Point Wastewater Treatment Facility is one of the largest consumers of electricity in the state. It treats about 50 million gallons of wastewater from the greater Providence metropolitan area and may treat up to 200 million gallons a day during intense storms.</p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 21:04:52 +0000 Ambar Espinoza 26983 at http://ripr.org Providence Wind Turbines Generating More Energy Than Expected Chafee heads to Quebec for energy conference http://ripr.org/post/chafee-heads-quebec-energy-conference <p>Governor Lincoln Chafee heads to Quebec this week for the 37<sup>th</sup> annual conference of the New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers.</p><p>On the agenda are the region’s energy future and such related concerns as bringing more Canadian hydro-electric power to New England from the huge Hyrdo-Quebec dams in the northern part of the province.</p><p>Chafee is a long-time proponent of hydro-electric energy, which is more environmentally friendly than fossil fuel sources and is cheaper than such new renewable sources as off-shore wind turbines.</p> Sun, 08 Sep 2013 21:07:38 +0000 Scott MacKay 21323 at http://ripr.org Deepwater Wind Pulls Application for Cable Connecting Wind Farm to Narragansett http://ripr.org/post/deepwater-wind-pulls-application-cable-connecting-wind-farm-narragansett <p>Deepwater Wind is looking for a new location to connect its offshore wind farm to the mainland. The original plan was to run a line from its Block Island wind farm to Narragansett’s Town Beach.</p><p>Residents complained about the plan, and the town council voted to suspend talks with Deepwater back in May. Deepwater Wind insisted that the lines would be buried ten feet underground. After meeting with residents back in June, Deepwater Wind CEO Jeff Grybowski withdrew an application request on Friday.</p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 19:49:21 +0000 Catherine Welch 19554 at http://ripr.org Deepwater Wind Pulls Application for Cable Connecting Wind Farm to Narragansett Deepwater Wind in the Running for Off-Shore Wind Farm http://ripr.org/post/deepwater-wind-running-shore-wind-farm <p>The U.S. Department of Interior will auction off leases next month for the rights to build wind farms off the New England coast. One Rhode Island Company qualified to make a bid.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The auction will be for two areas in federal waters between Block Island and Martha’s Vineyard. Only nine companies made the cut to bid on leases to build wind farms on the outer continental shelf. Deepwater Wind is the lone Rhode Island business in the hunt. But its CEO, Jeff Grybowski is feeling confident about Deepwater’s chances.</p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 12:47:31 +0000 Bradley Campbell 16445 at http://ripr.org Deepwater Wind in the Running for Off-Shore Wind Farm Portsmouth Desperately Seeking Private Wind Energy Partner http://ripr.org/post/portsmouth-desperately-seeking-private-wind-energy-partner <p></p><p></p><p>In Portsmouth, the town council wants to see if a private firm could help fix and run its broken wind turbine.</p><p> Wed, 15 May 2013 18:42:24 +0000 Bradley Campbell 15278 at http://ripr.org Portsmouth Desperately Seeking Private Wind Energy Partner Portsmouth Stuggles To Deal With Broken Wind Turbine http://ripr.org/post/portsmouth-stuggles-deal-broken-wind-turbine <p></p><p>The Portsmouth town Council will get an update tonight on its broken wind turbine. The turbine has stood motionless for almost a year.</p><p> Mon, 13 May 2013 17:31:42 +0000 Bradley Campbell 15123 at http://ripr.org Portsmouth Stuggles To Deal With Broken Wind Turbine Thursday, January 31, 2013 http://ripr.org/post/thursday-january-31-2013 <p>Heavy winds, heavy rain, and warmer than usual temperatures.&nbsp; We have an interesting start to&nbsp; the day.&nbsp; State education officials are defending standardized test scores as a requirement for high school diplomas. These stories and more on the RIPR Morning News Podcast.</p><p></p><p><br>Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? Please email us, we'd like to hear from you.&nbsp;<a href="mailto: news@ripr.org?subject=Comment%20on%20podcast%20for%20Jan%2031%202013"> news@ripr.org</a></p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 15:25:35 +0000 Lydia Rogers 9525 at http://ripr.org Navy considering using wind power http://ripr.org/post/navy-considering-using-wind-power <p>The Naval Station is looking at the possibility of erecting 12 wind turbines on its properties on Aquidneck Island. The Naval Station’s spokeswoman Lisa Rama, says the goal is for the turbines to produce enough electricity to power the base.</p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 15:08:30 +0000 Bradley Campbell 9524 at http://ripr.org Navy considering using wind power Movie looks at wind turbine controversy http://ripr.org/post/movie-looks-wind-turbine-controversy <p>A documentary looking at the Cape Wind offshore wind energy project opens Friday at the Cable Car Cinema in Providence. The movie "Cape Spin" focuses on the battle to construct 130 wind turbines in Nantucket Sound. A visiting professor at the Brown Center Environmental Studies, Dawn King, says the movie focuses on the fight between wind supporters and those who really don’t want turbines in their backyard. Fri, 25 Jan 2013 13:12:52 +0000 RIPR newsroom 9198 at http://ripr.org Comment period extended for Block Island Wind Farm http://ripr.org/post/comment-period-extended-block-island-wind-farm <p>The Army Corps of Engineers has extended the comment period for the wind farm off Block Island to early February.&nbsp; It’s the second time the corps has extended the deadline.<br> Wed, 02 Jan 2013 20:38:20 +0000 Bradley Campbell 4726 at http://ripr.org