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Offshore Wind Powers-up Rhode Island

Offshore wind energy in Europe is a mature industry – but the U.S. has yet to dip its toe in the water. Until now

Connecting Block Island RI to the mainland grid for the first time – will provide reliable, renewable energy that will reduce island electric rates by an estimated 40% and diversify Rhode Island’s power supply.

No longer will this beautiful island community need to rely on diesel energy. The Block Island Wind Farm will reduce harmful emissions and provide clean energy for one of America’s Last Great Places. — From the DeepwaterWind website

Offshore Wind Power - Block Island Wind Farm, Rhode Island, USA
Block Island Wind Farm, Rhode Island. The first offshore wind power plant in the USA.

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Our energy comes from many sources, including coal, natural gas, nuclear and renewables.

As nonrenewable sources such as coal diminish due to market forces and consumer preference, the need for renewable energy sources grows.

Some U.S. states satisfy their growing renewable energy needs with wind, solar and hydropower.

Wind: Texas has the capacity to generate 18,500 megawatts hours of electricity through wind, and expects to add another 5,000 megawatts of wind generation capacity from facilities under construction.

Solar: California’s solar farms and small-scale solar power systems have 14,000 megawatts of solar power generating capacity.

Hydroelectric: Washington state hydroelectric power produces two-thirds of its net electricity.

Information courtesy of ChooseEnergy.com

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