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Vineyard Wind, R.I. fishermen still at odds over turbines

At issue is minimizing impacts to fishing grounds for squid, lobster and other species that are critical to Rhode Island fishermen. Nearly four months into a review of its proposal by Rhode Island coastal regulators, Vineyard Wind has been unable to allay fears that its proposed offshore wind farm of up to 100 turbines would harm the state’s fishing industry.  With a key approval from the Coastal Resources Management Council at stake, the New Bedford-based company has agreed to a two-month extension  in an attempt to bridge the divide with agency staff and Rhode Island fishermen over the $2-billion project that would be built in 250 square miles of ocean south of Martha’s Vineyard. >click to read<23:54

New R.I. Offshore Wind Project Missing Details

The Revolution Wind project was chosen through a shared bidding process with Massachusetts. Key details, such as cost, the power-purchase agreement, job creation, and work to be done in Rhode Island, will be revealed when Deepwater Wind files its contract with the Public Utilities Commission this summer.,, The coordination between Massachusetts and Rhode Island in the offshore wind bidding process went mostly unnoticed by the media.,, Deepwater Wind didn’t respond to a request for comment. But in the past 18 months, the renewable-energy developer has hyped its investment in New Bedford, Mass., >click to read<10:19