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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
Deepwater Wind LLC has contracted with Norwegian offshore-wind transport ship owner Fred. Olsen Windcarrier to provide the vessel for turbine installation at the Block Island Wind Farm, the company announced in a release Friday. more
Rhode Island ranks 26th among the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia for number of solar industry jobs per capita, The Solar Foundation reported Tuesday in its National Solar Jobs Census. more
(Updated, 1:39 p.m.) The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the Interstate 95 corridor from Providence to Boston, projecting snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches and low visibility through 7 p.m. Thursday evening. more
Alstom SA, the French maker of trains and power equipment, has agreed to supply turbines for a 30-megawatt offshore wind project that Deepwater Wind LLC is developing off the coast of Rhode Island. more
The R.I. Commerce Corporation on Thursday approved a $300,000 Renewable Energy Fund loan to Middletown solar energy startup rTerra PV Solutions LLC. The Renewable Energy Fund finances renewable-energy business ventures and innovative development through a surcharge on electric customers’ bills. more
An ISO New England auction held Feb. 3 to acquire an adequate power supply to meet consumer demand in 2017-18 fell slightly short, causing an increase in electricity prices that the grid operator said reflects the need for new energy resources in the region. more
Winter Storm Nika laid a wintry mix of snow and sleet across Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts on Wednesday, with accumulation of 3 to 6 inches in most parts of Rhode Island and close to 12 inches in the northern part of the state. (Updated, Feb. 5, 2:22 p.m.) more
Middletown solar power startup rTerra PV Solutions LLC is close to securing a $300,000 Renewable Energy Fund loan from the R.I. Commerce Corporation. more
The owner of Brayton Point Power Station will shut down the 1,530-megawatt plant as planned by June 2017, despite ISO New England’s recent ruling that Brayton Point is critical for grid stability, Boston.com reported Monday. more
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