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    Revolution Wind Begins Construction Of Offshore Wind Farm in Rhode Island Sound

    Large offshore wind projects along the Atlantic coast of the United States have suffered some setbacks recently, particularly in New Jersey where residents have placed a higher value on tourist dollars than continuing to live on the fabled Jersey shore as it moves westward toward Trenton.

    The story is quite different in Rhode Island, where Revolution Wind (its name is a sly pun) — a joint venture between Ørsted and Eversource — celebrated the start of construction of a large offshore wind farm in the waters of Rhode Island Sound south of Point Judith. The project, which will supply enough clean electricity to power 350,000 traditional homes, received final approval for the onshore part of the project from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management in August.

    Credit: Revolution Wind

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