Summary: On December 12th, 2016, America's first offshore wind farm, which was developed by a company called Deepwater Wind and helped by local government, began spinning its turbines to bring electricity to Block Island (a small island community of the shore of Rhode Island). Previously, Block Island had relied on diesel-fueled generators for power. The wind farm cost around $300 million to build and will meet about 90% of the island's needs. Current estimates state that the wind farm will produce around one percent of the state's electricity as a whole. Despite its small size (it is made up of five wind turbines built by General Electric, and can power around 17,000 homes), it will save around 40,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions each year. This may be only a fraction of the energy needed, but is definitely a start in the fight towards using renewable energy sources.