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Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee is looking to burnish his environmental bona fides these days by reworking Rhode Island’s existing energy goals, specifically by allowing large-scale hydroelectric power to be included as part of the state’s allotment of renewable energy. more
Bristol County Savings Bank is supporting the region’s clean energy initiatives with a $45,000 commitment to the New Bedford Wind Energy Center, the bank announced. more
SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Scientists from the University of Rhode Island and the state office of The Nature Conservancy have developed a series of tools that identify sites in the state that are likely to contain the greatest biodiversity in the next century. more
AUSTIN, Texas – Fitch Ratings this month assigned a AAA rating to $49 million in Rhode Island Clean Water Finance Agency’s water-pollution-control, revolving-fund revenue bonds. The rating outlook is stable. more
BOSTON – The West Broadway Neighborhood Association and WaterFire Providence are the two Rhode Island recipients of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency brownfield grants aimed at protecting health and cleaning up communities. more
These days, about the only place many New Englanders would be truly surprised to encounter wild deer is on their dinner plate. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee leads the Oct. 30 groundbreaking for R.I. Resource Recovery Corporation’s $27 million wastewater pre-treatment facility. The construction project is expected to create 200 jobs and is slated for completion in early 2015. From left: Resource Recovery commissioner Sheila Dormody; Resource Recovery Executive Director Mike OConnell; Johnston Mayor Joseph Polisena; North Providence Mayor Charles Lombardi; Carlin Contracting Co. Executive Vice President Nelson Haeseler; Chafee; Resource Recovery board Chairman Michael Sabitoni and O’Brien & Gere Vice President Kevin Bryant. more
Many Rhode Islanders perplexed by the glossy mailings from energy provider North American Power last month, or the company’s television ads, never thought about buying electricity from anyone other than a utility. more
CVS Caremark Corp. workers team up with the Ocean Conservancy on June 15 to collect more than 1,000 pounds of trash from the coastline at Colt State Park in Bristol. The event was part of a national environmental employee-engagement campaign, the CVS Caremark Shoreline Cleanup, that has provided CVS workers with the opportunity to make a difference in their local communities. To date, CVS workers have collected thousands of pounds of trash at cleanup events from San Diego to Miami. more
The vice president and manager of research for Johnston-based FM Global, one of the world’s largest industrial and commercial property insurers, talks about what the company is doing to help customers understand climate change and its effects on their businesses. more
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