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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 Burrillville Town Council has publicly denounced legislation that would require local approval for any tax agreement negotiated between local lawmakers and developers of a proposed power plant in the town. more
BOSTON – Gov. Charlie D. Baker last week filed legislation to establish a "long-term, market-predictable, sustainable framework" for solar development in Massachusetts. According to a statement, the legislation looks to reduce costs to … more
PROVIDENCE – Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, along with 10 other attorneys general and the city of New York, are lobbying the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in support of final rules from the Obama administration that would, for the … more
BOSTON – The owners of a former hazardous-substance disposal operation at the Landfill & Resource Recovery Superfund Site in North Smithfield have agreed to perform and pay for a study to evaluate the extent of, and cleanup options for, … more
Within the 39 Rhode Island cities and towns there are 22 different sets of rules for wetlands development. The individual principles at the municipal level have largely been shaped by decades' worth of disagreements and compromise between … more
TAUNTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last month announced $4,999,500 in federal funding to continue efforts of the Southeast New England Program for Coastal Watershed Restoration. Funding highlights include $1 million to the … more
Japan’s biggest power utilities are pushing ahead with plans to spend more on new turbines to improve the efficiency of their gas-fired power plants in an effort to lower fuel bills amid a protracted debate over the role of nuclear power. more
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