offshore wind energy http://ripr.org en Rhode Island Ranks In Top Tier Among Atlantic States In Offshore Wind Energy Development http://ripr.org/post/rhode-island-ranks-top-tier-among-atlantic-states-offshore-wind-energy-development <p>Rhode Island and Massachusetts are leaders among East Coast states in the race to advance offshore wind energy development. That’s according to a new report from the National Wildlife Federation.</p><p></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 21:30:00 +0000 Rachel Bloom 36540 at http://ripr.org Rhode Island Ranks In Top Tier Among Atlantic States In Offshore Wind Energy Development 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 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 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 First CRMC Subcommittee Hearing On Offshore Wind Project Featured Mostly Deepwater Wind Experts http://ripr.org/post/first-crmc-subcommittee-hearing-offshore-wind-project-featured-mostly-deepwater-wind-experts <p>Deepwater Wind presented more than two and a half hours of testimony at the first public hearing for its permit application. The offshore wind developer’s experts detailed how the project takes careful measures to protect the coastal environment and its creatures. Environmental advocates gave supportive testimonies and urged the subcommittee to recommend the project for approval.</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 22:09:41 +0000 Ambar Espinoza 28695 at http://ripr.org First CRMC Subcommittee Hearing On Offshore Wind Project Featured Mostly Deepwater Wind Experts