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Environment
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Rhode Island's nascent and fast-growing renewable energy industry is increasingly becoming the headline in a state heavily reliant on outside generation. But many businesses still question the benefit of renewable energy in a state long burdened … more
A proposed expansion at the Port of Providence will be restricted to land-based sites and will not include any filling of Narragansett Bay, according to a spokesman for the nonprofit entity that manages the waterfront. more
(Updated 3:23 p.m.) The House Environment and Natural Resources Committee on Tuesday passed a bill that could have a major impact on the future of the proposed power plant in Burrillville. more
Dear Editor: In response to your lead editorial on energy, "Renewable energy changes grid care, but we all should pay," published in the April 8 edition: More than 100 studies conducted across the country substantiate the dividends … more
(Updated 2:19 p.m.) Two Rhode Island organizations, a resident and an official were recognized this week with 2016 Environmental Merit Awards from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s New England regional office. more
(Updated 3:22 p.m.) A new report examining the effects of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a coalition of Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states, including Rhode Island, shows participating states are outpacing other parts of the country for both emissions reduction and declining electricity prices. more
(Updated 2:19 p.m.) The Long Island Power Authority plans to approve a 90 megawatt wind farm off the coast of New York that would become the largest in the U.S. when completed. more
It took nearly two years, three states, 18 towns, $483 million and enough wire to stretch from Providence to Durham, N.C., but Tuesday marked the completion of a major infrastructure project to upgrade Southern New England’s electric system. more
(Updated 2:50 p.m.) Sponsors for the annual Newport International Boat Show were announced last week by the Newport Exhibition Group, the show’s owner and producer. more
With nearly 400 miles of coastland, the Ocean State is acutely aware of the environment and its relationship to water. For three decades, stories about wastewater mitigation, natural disasters and how rising sea levels will affect the … more
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