Updated September 26 at 4:50pm
Environment
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When turbines start spinning at the first U.S. offshore wind farm near Rhode Island later this year, some energy developers will already be eyeing a bigger prize. more
The Hope Street Merchants Association, along with industrial designer Jonathan Harris, recently unveiled a plan to install solar-powered street lamps along Hope Street. more
An 18-acre parcel stretching from West Main Road to Dundery Brook has been permanently protected, expanding the Bumblebee Preserve, according to The Nature Conservancy. more
Rhode Island is still one of the top states for energy efficiency, but it slipped a spot to fourth place this year in the State Energy Efficiency Scorecard. more
Dong Energy A/S, the most prolific offshore- wind developer, is planning a power plant in U.S. waters that may eventually be the biggest in the world. more
To take advantage of lower interest rates, the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank has refinanced $47 million in Water Pollution Control bonds, realizing $6 million in savings. more
The federal government and the R.I. Department of Transportation have signed a consent decree that commits the state agency to spend $111.9 million over 10 years to reduce the flow of pollutants into the state’s bodies of water through stormwater systems. more
The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth expects to break ground on Oct. 23 for a $55 million expansion of its School for Marine Science and Technology in New Bedford. more
The good news is, the snow won’t last long. more
Private nonprofit organizations in Rhode Island have until Jan. 4 to submit low-interest Economic Injury Disaster Loan applications for damages caused by winter storms Jan. 26 to 28, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. more
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