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(Updated, 5:15 p.m. and 12:41 p.m.) National Grid on Thursday released details about a state program aimed at adding 160 megawatts of renewable energy into Rhode Island’s electric grid over the next five years. more
Rhode Island is turning up the dial on its renewable energy program. more
Rhode Island has ample reason to increase the amount of renewable energy it uses. Just talk to the 23 projects that recently were on the receiving end of $1.6 million in federal support to restore historic coastal sites damaged by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. more
A new initiative linking 12 northeastern states will help farmers and forest owners adapt to climate changes, according to the University of Rhode Island, which has a lead role. more
The Central Landfill – the final repository for much of Rhode Island’s trash – is filling up and costs are on the rise, which could mean higher fees for many state residents. more
Governor-elect Gina M. Raimondo said she will reappoint Janet L. Coit as director of the state Department of Environmental Management, and will submit her name to the Senate next month for reconfirmation. more
National Grid is proposing to reduce natural gas rates starting Nov. 1 with R.I. Public Utilities Commission permission, according to a press release from the company. more
In recognition of the growing popularity of solar energy solutions, Admirals Bank is growing the programs it offers to both residential and commercial customers who are looking to finance such purchases. more
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is expected to announce a $500,000 grant to the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative to help address energy efficiency, weatherization and indoor air quality issues in homes of low-income families in Rhode Island. more
The organization charged with annual monitoring of Rhode Island’s environmental health shows that the state has become a national leader on environmental and climate change issues, but funding remains an issue, particularly in regard to beach testing. more
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