wind energy

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In Rhode Island the final stage of construction is set to begin on the nation’s first offshore wind farm. The Block Island Wind Farm includes five turbines that will supply energy to the island and to mainland Rhode Island.

Meanwhile, the company, Deepwater Wind, is looking to build another – much larger – offshore wind farm nearby that would supply energy to Long Island.

Terry Sheridan / WSHU

Business and environmental groups have launched the New Yorkers for Clean Power campaign to push for the increased use of renewable and clean energy across the state.

The group is comprised of organizations such as the Sierra Club, Catskill Mountainkeeper and the Natural Resources Defense Council, as well as companies like Ford and BlocPower.

AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki

Connecticut lawmakers broke an impasse Tuesday, approving regulations for wind power. The approval ends a moratorium on new wind turbines in the state.

Question before Conn. Supreme Court: "Is wind a fuel?"

Feb 21, 2014

Among the questions the Connecticut Supreme Court heard Friday was this – can wind  be considered fuel? The case centers on whether the state council that approves the siting of power facilities had the authority to approve a wind turbine project in Colebrook, Connecticut. A collection of homeowners in Colebrook and a community group that is arguing for greater regulation of wind farms sued the state over the approval of that farm.

Matt Young / AP

Connecticut environmental officials announced Friday that the state has chosen a wind energy farm and a solar energy project to help diversify the state’s energy portfolio. The solar installation will be in Connecticut, but the wind farm will not be.