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Environment
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Private nonprofit organizations in Rhode Island have until Jan. 4 to submit low-interest Economic Injury Disaster Loan applications for damages caused by winter storms Jan. 26 to 28, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. more
The Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank and the state’s Office of Energy Resources announced this week that they have begun a partnership with National Grid to provide free energy audits to municipalities, school districts and quasi-public state agencies. more
Providence is the 11th most snow-ready city in America, according to Thumbtack, a website company. more
The demise of Massachusetts energy company Cape Wind LLC earlier this year raised serious questions about the future of offshore wind in the United States. But the momentum Cape Wind helped spur for more than a decade could be picking up … more
Wright-Pierce, a water, wastewater and infrastructure design firm with offices in Providence, was the design engineer for an environmental control project that recently won an environmental control project that recently won an Engineering News Record Best Regional Project of 2015. more
Economists tend to see climate change as a big optimization problem: Weigh the potential costs of future disasters against the benefits of fossil-fueled economic growth, and find a price of carbon that will balance the two. Unfortunately, it’s an illusory goal. more
The state Department of Transportation will receive an additional $2.4 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for cleanup cost reimbursement from a late January snowstorm. more
(Updated 11:18 a.m. and 2:38 p.m.) Monday’s storm is expected to dump anywhere from 6 to 8 inches of snow in Rhode Island, with more anticipated to hit Newport County and the northern tier of the state. more
The offshore wind company Deepwater Wind LLC is trying to break into the solar industry and has bid on a 26.4-megawatt solar project in Connecticut, which would be one of the largest in New England. more
(Updated 2:35 p.m.) Block Island residents this week voted in favor of buying the controlling interest of Block Island Power Co., the island’s utility, for $1.8 million, and they plan to turn it into a municipal utility, or co-op, district. more
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