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Just when you think the PawSox stadium might be down for the count this legislative session, a new proposal emerges on the scene. 

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Rhode Island Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor joins Political Roundtable to discuss Deepwater Wind's expansion plan, the latest PawSox proposal, and the state of the Ocean State economy.

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Construction on a new offshore wind farm called "Revolution Wind" is expected to create more than 800 jobs in the Ocean State. The project is also expected to provide affordable, clean energy for ratepayers. 


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A recent announcement that Rhode Island plans to work with Deepwater Wind, developers of the Block Island Wind Farm, on a new larger-scale offshore wind project came as a surprise to many people.

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Deepwater Wind and Vineyard Wind, clean energy developers based in southern New England, were selected to build large-scale wind farms in federal waters off the coasts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. 

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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. 

Mayors Gather In New Bedford For Tech Summit

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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.

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