Tag: Rhode Island

Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Rhode Island sets target for 100% renewable energy

June 29, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

AP — Rhode Island’s governor is signing legislation Wednesday setting the most ambitious target in the nation to require the state to be powered completely by renewable energy. The legislation accelerates plans for the electric grid to operate with 100% […]

News and Policies, State

Rhode Island utility sale could be complicated by state climate law

November 22, 2021

Via: Energy News Network

The Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office says state regulators should block the sale of the state’s largest electric distribution utility until the buyer assures that it can comply with the state’s ambitious new climate law. PPL Corp. announced in March […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Northeast planned offshore wind farms already bringing economic growth to the region

May 3, 2019

Via: Renewable Energy News

Even though there is only one small existing offshore wind farm in the Northeast, the 30-MW Block Island wind farm off the coast of Rhode Island, two announcements this week highlight the growing economic importance of the region’s burgeoning offshore […]

News and Policies, State

Big Thinking From a Small State on Energy Systems

June 7, 2017

Via: Energy Collective

Once in a while, it can be interesting to take a deep look at what one state is doing in the power sector reform arena. New York, California, and others get a lot of attention. But the small state of […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Demand Grows in Rhode Island for Commercial Clean Energy Projects

May 9, 2017

Via: Energy Manager Today

A program designed to finance projects to make commercial buildings more energy efficient is growing in Rhode Island, according to a May 5 report by Rhode Island Public Radio. Thirteen more municipalities are working to participate in the Rhode Island […]

Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, U.S.

Turbines Are Up At Block Island, The First US Offshore Wind Farm

August 25, 2016

Via: CleanTechnica

Last Thursday, workers using a boat-mounted crane secured the final 240-foot blade onto a massive wind turbine, anchored to the ocean floor beneath Long Island Sound. With this act the turbine, and four others like it, were completed off the […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Wind power fiercer than expected

August 12, 2016

Via: Science Daily Energy

University of Delaware researchers report in a new study that offshore wind may be more powerful, yet more turbulent than expected in the North Eastern United States. The findings, published in a paper in the Journal of Geophysical Research:Atmospheres, could […]