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A massive solar project in Simsbury, Connecticut is now one step closer to becoming one of New England’s largest clean-energy projects.

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Massachusetts state regulators are reviewing proposals for large-scale offshore wind energy projects after three offshore wind developers submitted bids Wednesday. 

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The nation's first offshore wind farm about four miles off the coast of Block Island celebrated its one-year anniversary Tuesday. The wind farm supplies power to nearly 2,000 customers on the island and is saving those ratepayers money. Residents say the wind turbines have positively impacted tourism, but there are some disappointments too.  

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A company with plans to build an offshore wind farm in waters off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard is holding community meetings over the next week. The company, Bay State Wind, is one of three expected to bid for the chance to sell wind energy to Massachusetts.

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The Block Island Wind Farm now has a wildlife tracking station aimed at helping researchers learn more about offshore flight patterns of small birds and bats that are likely to become endangered or extinct in the foreseeable future unless federal action is taken. 

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A two-day conference on “smart cities” will convene Thursday in New Bedford, drawing 20 mayors from across the U.S., including several from New England cities.

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Deepwater Wind, the group behind the nation's first offshore wind farm, is now proposing a massive clean energy project in Connecticut. The company wants to build what could be one of region's largest solar farms in Simsbury.

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Deepwater Wind, the country's first offshore wind farm, is now supplying electricity to Block Island's 2,000 customers. 


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The Long Island Power Authority voted to approve the nation’s largest offshore wind farm, 30 miles southeast of Montauk Point.

The project is part of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s plan to get 50 percent of the state’s electricity from renewable sources by 2030.

Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for our weekly business segment, The Bottom Line. 

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The nation’s first offshore wind farm is officially connected to the electric grid, Deepwater Wind announced today.

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Fishermen and scientists are trying to understand how the Block Island Wind Farm may affect fish in Rhode Island waters. This week Rhode Island Public Radio’s Ambar Espinoza reported on what we know and don't know yet about the impact of the offshore wind farm on fisheries. She joined Rhode Island Public Radio News Director Elisabeth Harrison for an update on acoustics, marine mammals and wildlife habitats.

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The nation’s first offshore wind farm off the coast of Block Island will start producing electricity any day now. It’s a pilot project that will change the way the people on this small island power their homes and businesses. They’ve relied on importing diesel fuel up to this point.

We're heading into the home stretch ahead of Rhode Island's November 8th election. So thanks for stopping by for my weekly column. As usual, your tips and comments are welcome, and you can follow me through the week on the twitters. Here we go.

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Has little Rhode Island become the center for offshore wind power in the United States? Sure seems like it. The nation’s first offshore wind farm will start operating off Block Island next month. The project drew interest from European visitors recently, and this week, Rhode Island hosted an offshore wind energy conference.

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