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President Barack Obama is proposing cuts in greenhouse-gas emissions from the nation’s power plants by an average of 30 percent from 2005 levels, a central part of his plan to fight climate change that also carries political risk. more
Rhode Island and seven other states aiming to get more than three million zero-emission vehicles on the road in the next decade, unveiled steps to help achieve that goal including harmonizing consumer incentives and encouraging fleet purchases. more
Rhode Island will receive more than $2.7 million to clean up properties in Pawtucket, Providence and Westerly that have been designated “brownfields,” where expansion or redevelopment is prevented due to hazardous pollutants or contaminants, the state’s congressional delegation announced Wednesday. more
Emissions of carbon dioxide and other pollutants have declined 29 percent in participating Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative states since the program’s launch five years ago, according to a report released Tuesday by the nonprofit climate-change advocacy group Environment Northeast. more
(Updated, 4:21 p.m.) The state awarded $6.3 million in grants to 26 communities to improve recreational facilities. more
The R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council unanimously voted Tuesday night to grant final approval to Deepwater Wind LLC’s Block Island Wind Farm. more
The R.I. Department of Environmental Management has issued water quality certificates to Deepwater Wind LLC, deeming the company’s Block Island Wind Farm project to be in compliance with state wildlife protection regulations and the Clean Water Act. more
The R.I. Executive Climate Change Council on Thursday released its preliminary report, outlining key objectives and recommended actions aimed to help the state prepare for the environmental and economic impacts of climate change. more
Stanford University’s decision this week to end investments in coal companies may bolster student- led campaigns to stop climate change that have spread to hundreds of U.S. college campuses. more
Deepwater Wind LLC has announced it will develop the West Coast’s first offshore wind farm roughly 15 miles off Coos Bay, Ore., which could also become the world’s first commercial project to use floating foundation technology. more
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