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N.B. protest pauses work on Vineyard Wind project

NEW BEDFORD – Work on a highly touted wind farm project off the Massachusetts coast was shut down because of a protest over diversity...

New Bedford once lit the world with whale oil. Now it...

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) – New Bedford was once the city that lit the world, exporting vast quantities of whale oil for lamps in...

Could ‘regionalism’ slow offshore wind?

In Rhode Island, home to the first offshore wind farm in the U.S., most people support expanding offshore wind power – with one important...

New Bedford to add marine terminal for offshore wind

NEW BEDFORD – Plans to turn a decommissioned power station into a staging and storage area for offshore wind turbines are taking shape under...
THE NORTH KINGSTOWN-BASED SEAFREEZE SHORESIDE INC., along with two other Rhode Island fishing businesses and three plaintiffs from New York and Massachusetts, are suing the federal government to stop the Vineyard Wind project.

Squid games: R.I. fishermen sue to stop Vineyard Wind

PROVIDENCE – Three commercial fishing businesses from Rhode Island are suing to stop construction of the first major offshore wind facility in the U.S.,...
Tricia Jedele / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Five Questions With: Tricia Jedele

Tricia Jedele | Atlantic Coast offshore wind policy manager, The Nature Conservancy 1. This is a new position for The Nature Conservancy. What does...

Maritime logistics company opens offshore-wind hub in CIC Providence

PROVIDENCE – A Florida-based maritime logistics company is the latest in the burgeoning offshore wind industry to set up offices in Providence’s Innovation &...

Nantucket residents filing suit over offshore wind project

BOSTON (AP) – A group of Nantucket residents is filing a lawsuit to block the construction of dozens of wind turbines off the coast...
TRAINING HUB: Jennifer Menard, left, interim vice president of economic and business development at Bristol Community College, and Laura Douglas, college president, stand outside the future home of the school’s National Offshore Wind Institute on the New Bedford waterfront. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Unchartered training: How does region build workforce for new wind sector?

Toiling hundreds of feet above the open ocean, sometimes amid stormy weather and battering waves, technicians in the offshore wind industry need not only...

Federal government approves Vineyard Wind offshore wind project

An offshore wind project off Massachusetts that would create enough electricity to power 400,000 homes and is touted by backers as a key piece of America's...
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