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Rob Hancock, president of the board of directors of Save Bristol Harbor, a grassroots nonprofit dedicated to repairing the coastal waters of Bristol, doesn’t see a time when the organization won’t be needed. more
As he was celebrating the completion Wednesday of a 8,500-panel solar array in Quonset Business Park, Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee announced that Rhode Island has joined the New England Solar Cost-Reduction Partnership, a regional effort to reduce non-hardware or “soft” costs of photovoltaic solar electricity systems. more
NStar has applied to lower the cost of natural gas for its customers by 26.5 percent to about 39 cents per therm from nearly 53 cents per them, a company release reported. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee signed a bill into law last week that will require uniform environmental standards across the state, reported the Associated Press. more
As Deepwater Wind LLC fights to install five wind turbines off Block Island, a much bigger contest to harness the wind in southern New England waters is about to begin in earnest. more
As the solar electric field at the former Forbes Street landfill nears completion, officials gathered Wednesday for a formal groundbreaking at the site, EastBayRI.com reported. more
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is conducting a “five-year review” for 16 New England Superfund Sites, including two in Rhode Island – the Central Landfill in Johnston and Picillo Farm in Coventry. more
The Corporation of Brown University determined it would not divest from investments in the mining or use of coal this past weekend, opting to advance teaching, research and sustainability at the university instead. more
There probably won’t be another round of heat waves in the eastern U.S. and Canada for the next two weeks, keeping spikes in energy demand to a minimum, said Matt Rogers, president of Commodity Weather Group LLC. more
“This is a very big year for us with the two projects,” Deepwater Wind CEO Jeff Grybowski told 700 participants in the opening session of the American Wind Energy Association’s Offshore Windpower 2013 Conference and Exhibition at the Rhode Island Convention Center, being held today and Wednesday. more
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