July 14, 2017

U.S. builds first offshore wind farm

Wind power accounts for about five percent of all electricity generation in the U.S.

A $300 million wind farm installation off the coast of Block Island, Rhode Island.

In the U.S. today, wind power accounts for about five percent of all electricity generation, but a new project aims to change that. A $300 million installation off the coast of Block Island, Rhode Island, takes the renewable energy technology out to sea. Gov. Gina Raimondo anticipates the project is the beginning of a new industry, but some locals are skeptical. Mike Taibbi reports.

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