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BURRILLVILLE – The first of three Rhode Island Energy Facility Siting Board public hearings for a proposed natural gas power plant lived up to expectations, as the contentious meeting lasted nearly four hours. Many opponents of the $700 … more
It may not be in common usage yet, but give net metering time. It will be. The term refers to what happens when an electricity customer installs a renewable-energy production facility that could end up generating more electricity than is … more
In recent years, it has become common to walk out my front door near Newport’s waterfront in the historic Point neighborhood during a storm and see several inches of water surging up the road. more
The cost of building wind farms off the U.S. coast may decline as much as 55 percent within 13 years, letting developers offer clean power at rates competitive with market prices, according to a study released Tuesday by the University of Delaware. more
Weather forecasters are fairly confident that the world is experiencing the strongest El Nino phenomenon since 1997-1998, a climate pattern that features increased ocean temperatures and disruptive rainfall and drought events around the world. more
Just for fun, Jeff Powell smoked fish for 16 years before following advice given by friends and family to do it professionally. The Ocean State Smoked Fish Co., which smokes locally sourced fish and sells it at stores and farmers markets … more
WEST GREENWICH – The Nature Conservancy dedicated the McAlpine-Shepard Preserve at Tillinghast Pond last week with a stone monument and ceremonial ribbon to open a new trail. Five-hundred acres of open space was dedicated to the … more
CRANSTON – To the dismay of open-space advocates, the City Council recently approved a key zoning exemption that opens the door for construction of the state's largest solar array. The zoning measure, put forth by Mayor Allan Fung, passed … more
Kathryn Markey Lundgren, an aquatic diagnostic technician at Roger Williams University's Center for Economic and Environmental Development, has just accepted a new position at the USDA Agriculture Research Service at the University of Rhode Island … more
Much to the chagrin of high-energy-use companies, Rep. Aaron Regunberg, D-Providence, is looking to assess a fee on the sale of all fossil fuel in Rhode Island. Regunberg in January filed a bill calling for carbon pricing, claiming one way … more
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