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Joe Tomlinson’s start as an environmental entrepreneur came with organic apparel, first T-shirts, then founding the Revel Seven company and into developing a denim-finishing process that didn’t involve caustic salts. But when the economy faded a few years ago, he decided the future was in renewable energy. So Tomlinson joined forces with old Aquidneck Island contacts at rTerra, the Middletown solar developer in the process of building out solar farms in the Ocean State. more
Cape Wind and the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd. have brought on Natixis and Rabobank to lead senior debt financing and contribute more than $1 billion to the wind farm project, the renewable energy developer announced Wednesday. more
The R.I. Science & Technology Advisory Council has awarded more than $800,000 in grants to seven teams of researchers for projects on climate change and marine issues, as well as development of communications to bring those issues to the public, Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee announced Friday. more
Team Renegade Robotics from Burrillville, dark blue shirts, center, and the Finding Blue Moose team from Foster, right, compete Feb. 8 at the FIRST Tech Challenge at the New England Institute of Technology in Warwick. Teams from 32 Rhode Island schools competed. The Burrillville High School team is among winners who will travel to York, Penn., for regional competitions. more
The R.I. Commerce Corporation Monday authorized a $3 million investment in the Slater Technology Fund’s new venture capital fund for Rhode Island energy sector startups. more
The Slater Technology Fund is seeking $3 million from the state Renewable Energy Fund to seed a new $8 million investment vehicle for Rhode Island early-stage energy companies. more
RBS Citizens Financial Group Inc. added a new round of “Bank Better” enhancements across multiple channels, including branches, ATMs and mobile devices. more
There is a saying in sales: “Find the pain.” more
Angel investors in Rhode Island are adapting to the initial impacts of what they say are complex – and unfolding – new rules by the Securities and Exchange Commission, adopted to implement the Jumpstart Our Business Startup Act. more
Like the owls that deliver packages and carry messages in Harry Potter’s world, drones are about to become commonplace in ours: small, flying objects perfectly engineered to drop off burritos, pick up prescriptions and photograph revolutions. Within the next three years, drone-driven commerce will amount to $13.6 billion and create 70,000 new jobs, an industry trade group estimates. more
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