The Narragansett Town Council Voted 5-0 to suspend talks with the offshore wind turbine developer, Deepwater Wind, until June. The council felt its residents needed more time to vet a plan to run a transmission line through a popular beach.
The Narragansett Town Council is holding a public meeting tonight that could be critical to the plans for an offshore wind project off the coast of Block Island.
The Block Island Wind farm would place five wind turbines off the southeast coast of Block Island. The company in charge of it is Deepwater Wind. It plans to connect the wind turbines and the Island to the power grid on the mainland with a 21 mile underwater cable. Deepwater Wind wants that cable to come ashore in Narragansett.
Eleven students at the Rhode Island School of Design are occupying the office of President John Maeda. The students are asking him to support a divestment of all RISD’s investments in fossil fuels.
While the students camped out inside the president’s office …
… Almost one hundred other RISD students took a break from their year-end projects to protest the design school’s investments in fossil fuels. The protesters gathered at RISD Beach and marched down College Hill to protest in front of RISD’s administration building.