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Diesel futures rose for a third day as frigid weather across the U.S. Northeast boosted demand for heating fuel oil-fired power generation with supplies in the New York Harbor area at the lowest level in almost six years. more
(Updated, Jan. 22, 10:02 a.m.) Between 5 and 10 inches of snow covered most of the state Wednesday morning after the overnight accumulation from Winter Storm Janus caused a number of public offices to change their hours and forced transportation delays in Rhode Island. more
Despite projects moving forward in Massachusetts and Maine, Providence-based Deepwater Wind still has a chance to build the nation’s first offshore wind farm, even as it trudges through what could be the last handful of state and federal permitting approvals. more
University of Rhode Island professor Arijit Bose and associate professor Geoff Bothun, both chemical engineers, are working on collaborative research projects on potential new oil dispersants, funded by more than $1.4 million in grants from the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative and other sources. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee on Friday signed an executive order creating the R.I. Executive Climate Change Council, an agency formed to advise the governor, the General Assembly and the public on environmental best practices and strategies to address the challenge of global climate change. more
The nine member states of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative have set the program’s greenhouse gas pollution cap for 2014 at 91 million tons, putting into effect emissions-cutting regulations first proposed last February. more
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management announced last week the permanent protection of 31 acres of forest in Hopkinton. more
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management said this month that it is beginning work to limit access to the flood plain of the Woonasquatucket River in North Providence in preparation for work on a Superfund site. more
Misquamicut businesses certainly would not have chosen to be flooded, wiped out or generally whipped by the remnants of Superstorm Sandy – but more than a year after the storm did its damage, the concept of “we’re better than before” is echoing among many of the owners of hotels, motels and restaurants in the seaside village in Westerly. more
National Grid will begin work this month on the Rhode Island segments of the Interstate Reliability Project, a multimillion dollar effort to improve New England’s electricity transmission system. more
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