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The population of Saltmarsh Sparrows is declining in Rhode Island with the loss of salt marshes due to sea-level rise – and that’s a potential concern to not only naturalists but the state’s tourism industry as well, says Scott Comings, director of land and freshwater conservation for The Nature Conservancy. more
While New England governors discussed ways to import hydropower from Canada this year, local businessmen were working to harness a water source closer to home: the Pawtuxet River in West Warwick. more
A $22.7 million investment in a second cogeneration power facility at Toray Plastics (America) Inc. is an important development in the Ocean State’s efforts to help manufacturers use energy more efficiently, save money for ratepayers and reduce emission of greenhouse gases, according to R.I. Energy Commissioner Marion Gold. more
National Grid Tuesday praised the findings of a report calling for improvements to the electrical grid in light of Hurricane Sandy. more
Toray Plastics Inc. will begin construction this month on a second cogeneration system at its North Kingstown campus, the company announced. more
Providence-based Deepwater Wind and Rhode Island energy officials say the company’s win of the first two federally auctioned offshore wind-farm sites is a milestone in the state’s goal to harness wind resources, create hundreds of new jobs and attract energy industries to help pump up the Ocean State’s sluggish economy. more
As the solar electric field at the former Forbes Street landfill nears completion, officials gathered Wednesday for a formal groundbreaking at the site, EastBayRI.com reported. more
Gasoline prices fell for the second consecutive week in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, though they remain higher than the national average, AAA Southern New England reported Tuesday in its weekly survey. more
Power companies should be pressed by government to install technologies including smart meters and energy-storage devices to shield the electric grid from more frequent disruptions tied to weather, according to a study. more
National Grid and the R.I. Attorney General’s office have received numerous reports of utility billing scams, the electric and gas company announced Friday. more
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