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Dennis Nixon, the new director of Rhode Island’s Sea Grant program, has long been involved in the environmental, legal and social currents of the waterways of the Ocean State. 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
Deepwater Wind LLC, the renewable- energy developer planning wind projects off the U.S. Atlantic Coast, expects its Block Island Wind Farm to qualify for a federal tax credit that expires this year. more
The publicly congenial competition between Rhode Island’s Deepwater Wind and Massachusetts’ Cape Wind to launch the first U.S. offshore wind farm and attract spinoffs is intensifying as both energy companies flaunt contracts for the production of wind turbines. more
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded two Wetland Program Development Grants to Rhode Island out of 16 grants totaling $1.5 million for projects in New England, the EPA announced Tuesday. more
The Techstyle Haus, which is, literally, a textile house with a flexible exterior using high-performance material with solar cells laminated to the fabric, is rising in a Providence warehouse. more
ISO New England has rejected the request by Energy Capital Partners to shut down Brayton Point Power Station, claiming the 1,530-megawatt plant is critical to ensuring a reliable electricity supply to the region, the Boston Business Journal reported Thursday. more
Developers of three clean energy projects in Rhode Island issued projections in the final months of 2013 suggesting that they could ultimately create 595 jobs in the state, earning Rhode Island a place among the top 10 states for clean energy job announcements in the fourth quarter. more
At an award ceremony held Tuesday, North Smithfield Town Administrator Paulette Hamilton accepted $7,500 and three commemorative street signs on behalf of the town as Rhode Island’s first municipality to complete the Rhode Island Energy Challenge, a community campaign jointly managed by National Grid and the nonprofit SmartPower to promote household energy efficiency. more
Environmental and regulatory leaders in Rhode Island said the state needs to step up its awareness of climate change and sea level rise, develop plans to deal with them, and then begin implementing them. more
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