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Call it the natural gas paradox: The more abundant and inexpensive the fuel becomes, the more it seems to cost New England electricity users. more
Supporters of burying high-voltage lines between Providence and East Providence waited 11 years for a detailed estimate of how much the project would cost. Now that it’s in, they have sticker shock. more
BOSTON – A settlement in a class-action suit could yield a windfall for affected state pensions several years after the housing market collapse impacted pensions and retirement funds, thanks to a settlement reached between Massachusetts pension groups and Fannie Mae, according to a report by Boston.com. more
Deepwater Wind LLC on Monday announced a 20-year charter services agreement with Rhode Island Fast Ferry Inc. for the building and operations of an “offshore wind service workboat.” more
The financial debacle that has befallen Russia as the price of Brent crude dropped 50 percent in the last four months has overshadowed the one that potentially awaits the U.S. shale industry in 2015. It’s time to heed it, because Saudi Arabia and other major Middle Eastern oil producers are unlikely to blink and cut output, and the price is now approaching a level where U.S. production will begin shutting down. more
The tantalizing promise of offshore wind energy as a growth industry for Rhode Island was again touted by state leaders last week, as several dozen employees at a marine fabrication company in North Kingstown started work on components of the Block … more
BOSTON – Gov. Charlie D. Baker last week filed legislation to establish a "long-term, market-predictable, sustainable framework" for solar development in Massachusetts. According to a statement, the legislation looks to reduce costs to … more
PROVIDENCE – Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, along with 10 other attorneys general and the city of New York, are lobbying the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in support of final rules from the Obama administration that would, for the … more
Bryant University held its 30th World Trade Day last week, and in addition to attracting more than 600 participants (making it the nation's largest such gathering, according to the school), the governors of Rhode Island and Massachusetts held a … more
If promises matter, it’s been a very good stretch for renewable power. At the end of July, Hillary Clinton said that as president she would aim to get 33 percent of the U.S.’s electricity from renewable sources by 2027 - up from about 13 percent today (half of it from hydro). more
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