Rhode Island

All five Block Island Wind Farm turbines are complete! Photo by Deepwater Wind

America’s First Offshore Wind Power Project is COMPLETE!

From earning unanimous approval from state officials in 2014, to achieving full financing in 2015, to putting hundreds of Rhode Islanders to work on the project – including building the …

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America’s Next Energy Chapter Has Begun!

Updated August 8, 2016 A new clean energy chapter for America is beginning that will create tens of thousands of jobs while protecting our wildlife and communities from the dangers …

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Finally! America’s First Offshore Wind Power Project Nears Completion

The moment America begins harnessing the power of offshore wind – a critical climate change solution – is finally just weeks away. On Monday, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo passionately …

The Atlantic Pioneer is the first ever U.S.-flagged offshore wind crew transfer vessel, purpose-built to serve the nation's first offshore wind power project! (Photo: NWF)

Atlantic Pioneer: Serving the First U.S. Offshore Wind Project

This will be a tough Earth Day to top. Historic clean energy progress, celebrated on a sunny dock in the Ocean State marks a preview of what’s to come along the …

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

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 the groundbreaking boat tour of the Block Island Wind Farm project site. Photo by NWF

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

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FINALLY! America Begins a Critical New Energy Chapter

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

America’s Offshore Wind Industry Sends Real Sparks Flying!

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 …

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

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 …

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)

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 …

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