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Developers of the newly constructed, $113 million New Bedford marine terminal are optimistic about the future of wind energy and the facility itself, despite seeing Cape Wind – expected to be their first and largest tenant – recently lose two major electricity contracts. more
Capt. Thomas McGinn, owner of Providence River Boat Co., knows the shallow waters of the upper Providence River as well as anyone. more
An energy report on Thursday predicted Rhode Island could generate enough electricity from wind to power nearly 300,000 homes in 2030. more
To the Editor: In response to your recent article (“Bill to create national park unit in Blackstone River Valley clears House committee,” Sept. 22, 2014), the National Parks Conservation Association greatly welcomes the opportunity to add the historic Blackstone River Valley into the National Park System for all Americans to experience and enjoy. more
Officials celebrated the launch of Solarize Tiverton and Solarize Little Compton on Thursday, the latest communities to join the Solarize Rhode Island program. more
The Department of Environmental Management said that farm viability grants totaling $255,543 have been awarded for projects that will enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops grown in Rhode Island. more
NEWPORT – The Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation last month announced a $100,000 campaign to restore the habitat for herons and other shoreline birds on the 17-acre island in Narragansett Bay, the Newport Daily News reported. more
The federal Environmental Protection Agency is accepting nominations for its 2015 Environmental Merit Awards, which will recognize environmental achievements during the past year. more
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management is accepting applications for the Local Agriculture and Seafood Act grants program, which offers grants to assist small or beginning farmers markets and promote the sale of Rhode Island-grown agricultural products and local seafood. more
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Interior Department is planning the nation’s largest competitive auction for offshore wind projects, 742,000 acres off Massachusetts that may generate as much as 5 gigawatts of electricity, Bloomberg News reported last week. more
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