Offshore Wind: Climate Savior or Ocean Destroyer?

The Pulitzer Center supported some of these stories through its Connected Coastlines project.

As our country struggles toward urgent solutions for global warming and climate change, renewable energy sources are becoming an ever-larger focus of hopes, plans, and resources. Chief among these renewable resources is offshore wind. Rhode Island, with five such projects either operating, planned or in development off its coast, is moving fast to build staging and support systems for the industry. In this series, ecoRI News examines the many facets of offshore wind, and what it takes to build a wind farm.

Christian Narvaez in a class at Building Futures, a Providence nonprofit that helps prepare workers for construction jobs. (Mary Lhowe/ecoRI News)

R.I. Workforce Plans for Offshore Wind, Anticipating Solid Union-Supported Jobs

Offshore wind workforce planning and training is happening all over the state.

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Two Sides to Wind Farm Debate: Ocean Perils vs. Much-Needed Renewable Energy

Fish habitat, whale health, and the size of wind projects debated at forum.

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