Read this: Our move away from fossil fuels will have multiple paths, using mutliple sources. None will be sufficient on their own, but they will all play a part and they must be renewable and environmentally as safe as possible. Wind power is one of these, both on land and off shore. If done with care the local affects will be nothing compared to the rape, destruction and pollution associated with extreme extraction methods used today. “Rhode Island is making history, with the first offshore wind farm in North America. Local company Deepwater Wind recently announced its plans for a fully funded wind farm off the coast of Block Island with five wind turbines that will be able to provide 30 megawatts (MW) of power — enough to provide clean energy to all Block Island residents, cutting electric rates in half.” Read more.