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Three Rhode Island companies -- Deepwater Wind, Blount Boats, and Atlantic Wind Transfers -- joined for a ribbon cutting at the stern of the first-ever U.S. flagged offshore wind crew transfer vessel. (Photo credit: NWF)

Offshore Wind Powers Local Jobs

8/12/2015 // By Amber Hewett

Today we continue to applaud the remarkable commitment and ingenuity that is launching America’s offshore wind power industry — a model to remind leaders all along the coast what is possible and why it’s worth pursuing. In the early days of their project, Deepwater …

NWF President and CEO Collin O'Mara joins U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Director Abigail Ross Hopper for today's groundbreaking boat tour of the Block Island Wind Farm project site. (credit: NWF)

U.S. Offshore Wind Power Breaks Ground in Rhode Island

7/27/2015 // By Collin O'Mara

Today I was filled with patriotic pride as we celebrated a historic moment in our nation’s energy story: the installation of the foundations for America’s first offshore wind power project. Offshore wind power technology has been a steadily growing source …


FINALLY! America Begins a Critical New Energy Chapter

7/27/2015 // By Catherine Bowes

It is not every day you get to witness history. As someone who has spent over a decade trying to spur progress in transitioning to clean energy and advancing solutions to climate change, today was without a doubt the most …

Construction of the Block Island Wind Farm foundations is underway at Specialty Diving Services in North Kingstown, Rhode Island.

America’s Offshore Wind Power Industry Finally Sends Real Sparks Flying!

4/28/2015 // By Amber Hewett

Excitement filled the air in an industrial park in North Kingstown, Rhode Island yesterday, where Deepwater Wind invited the press and supporters to kickoff the construction of America’s first offshore wind power project. In March, after seven years of committed stakeholder engagement …

Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm in the North Sea (flickr/UK Department of Energy and Climate Change)

Block Island Wind Farm Clears Major Hurdle with Unanimous Approval from State Officials

5/14/2014 // By Amber Hewett

Yesterday was a landmark day in America’s journey to bring offshore wind power online. NWF has been calling on Rhode Island to lead the nation in harnessing the clean energy off our shores by clearing the way for Deepwater Wind’s …

Sailors harnessing Rhode Island's wind (flickr/R'lyeh Imaging)

Rhode Islanders — Urge Your Leaders to Lead the Nation with Offshore Wind Power! (Updated 2/18)

1/28/2014 // By Amber Hewett

Charting a new energy course for the United States is no small task—but a small project in the waters of a small state may be the first in the nation to demonstrate what this future can look like. America has …

Block Island sailors celebrate world class offshore wind (flickr/Robin Skibo-Birney)

Speak Up for Offshore Wind in the Ocean State

11/25/2013 // By Amber Hewett

Of the more than sixty offshore wind power projects spinning in the world’s oceans, not one of them is in American waters. Rhode Island has an exciting opportunity to lead the nation toward this new clean energy frontier. As residents and …

The Jersey Shore after Hurricane Sandy

One Year after Hurricane Sandy, Clean Energy Leaders Plan Big Solutions for the Year Ahead

10/25/2013 // By Amber Hewett

You know that feeling – equal parts daunting and exhilarating – that you get when you see or meet the champions of your cause, the experts of your favorite field? Just returning from a two day dose of that feeling, …

(flickr/Hiroyuki Takeda)

Clean, Smart, and Cheaper than Coal: New England’s Wind Power Decisions Keep Getting Easier

9/26/2013 // By Amber Hewett

A headline in the Boston Globe’s business section on Monday deserves serious attention: “Wind Power Now Competitive with Conventional Sources” Where to begin? This is huge. Wind power’s biggest hurdle has always been its price tag, but last week Massachusetts …

Dead duck covered in oil from Bouchard spill, Buzzards Bay, MA, April 2003 (MA DEP)

Charting a Clean Energy Future for New England’s Oil-Menaced Southeastern Coast

5/2/2013 // By Miles Grant

Ask Americans to name a major oil spill and you’ll hear about the Gulf oil disaster and the Exxon Valdez, maybe even Arkansas, the Kalamazoo River and the Yellowstone River. But two of America’s worst oil disasters took place off …

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