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Rhode Island has joined seven other states, including Massachusetts and Connecticut, in petitioning the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to require states upwind of the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions to reduce air pollution generated within their borders. more
Rhode Island College will hold its fall 2013 Green Business Forum on Thursday, Nov. 14, the school announced Tuesday. more
Rhode Island experienced seven unhealthy air quality days this year, compared with 12 days in 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s New England Regional Office reported Monday. more
Utilidata Inc. will deploy its AdaptiVolt automated voltage and VAR optimization system on National Grid’s electric distribution circuits in Rhode Island for a pilot test of the technology, the company announced Jan. 22. more
Four Rhode Island teams won prizes of outdoor gear and camping equipment at the fourth and final event in the R.I. Department of Environmental Management’s 2013 Rhode Island Great Outdoors Pursuit on Saturday, Aug. 17, the DEM announced Thursday. more
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
Researchers from Rhode Island, Vermont and Delaware will share a $6 million grant to study the effects of recent severe storms on state watersheds, Boston.com reported. 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
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