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Renewable energy may reap as much as two-thirds of the $7.7 trillion in investment forecast for building new power plants by 2030 as declining costs make it more competitive with fossil fuels. more
Siemens AG is preparing a bid for Alstom SA’s energy unit that would leave it with the French company’s gas turbines while allowing partners Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. and Hitachi Ltd. to expand their steam turbines and hydro businesses, people familiar with the matter said. more
Rhode Island will receive an additional $7 million from the U.S. Department of the Interior to clean up damage to the state’s coastline following Hurricane Sandy and prepare the state for future storms, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed announced Monday. more
Rhode Island and seven other states aiming to get more than three million zero-emission vehicles on the road in the next decade, unveiled steps to help achieve that goal including harmonizing consumer incentives and encouraging fleet purchases. more
Emissions of carbon dioxide and other pollutants have declined 29 percent in participating Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative states since the program’s launch five years ago, according to a report released Tuesday by the nonprofit climate-change advocacy group Environment Northeast. more
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management is stocking trout in ponds throughout Rhode Island for the winter fishing season, placing approximately 3,000 trout in eight ponds statewide. more
Approximately $755,000 in grants have been awarded by the Baker-Polito administration to help 12 communities with water supply projects. more
(Updated 11:49 a.m. and 1 p.m.) Public transportation is resuming, flights are taking off from T.F. Green Airport and businesses are opening today, after a blizzard pounded the Ocean State with 20 inches of snow, effectively shutting it down. more
State beaches in South County will be open weekends from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. starting Saturday, according to the state Department of Environmental Management. more
Harriet Powell was walking the trails near her North Kingstown home one day when she came across signs urging people not to swim or fish in a pond not far from a town well. When she enquired about the problem, she learned pesticides had been dumped there but because local regulations didn’t require it, no one had notified the town water department of the problem. more
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