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A Rhode Island electricity generation operation in Tiverton is one of the three combined-cycle gas-fired facilities in New England to be purchased by Emera Inc., an energy company based in Halifax. more
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will hold the monetary phase of an auction for two federal lease areas off the coast of Rhode Island and Massachusetts on Wednesday, July 31 at 10:30 a.m., the Block Island Times reported. more
National Grid has agreed to pay nearly $2 million in damages to its Massachusetts employees who were not paid for work during Hurricane Sandy last year, Boston.com reported Friday. more
(Updated, 1:45 p.m.) An energy technology startup working on a process to capture carbon dioxide emitted from engines has received a $100,000 boost from the Slater Technology Fund, the local economic development fund announced Monday. more
With U.S. sales of plug-in electric vehicles on pace to reach half of President Barack Obama’s goal, regulators are following customers and automakers to vehicles powered by other fuels, from hydrogen to diesel. more
Two organizations and one Rhode Island resident were recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency at the 2013 Environmental Merit Awards ceremony on Wednesday, the federal agency announced Thursday. more
Seventy-five years ago last month, The Great New England Hurricane, or the Hurricane of ’38, altered the southern New England coastline and perception of the region’s vulnerability to severe weather. Since then, meteorologists have made huge advances in hurricane forecasting unimagined in the 1930s, while communities have built storm barriers and coastal fortifications. But we’re still vulnerable. Karen Clark, whose consulting firm advises businesses and insurance companies on catastrophe risk and modeling, has developed new tools for estimating the losses that will occur from different storm tracks. She recently released a report on what we could expect if a storm like the Hurricane of 1938 landed in New England today and discusses that and other unpleasant scenarios. more
Mayor Angel Taveras and executive director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Providence, Nicole Dufresne, announced two free programs that will be available to Rhode Island children and teenagers this summer. more
The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will auction off leases for offshore wind energy projects on July 31, with Providence-based Deepwater Wind one of nine energy companies that have qualified for the two blocks to be leased, according Executive Director of Rhode Island’s Coastal Resources Management Council Grover Fugate. more
Winter Storm Nika laid a wintry mix of snow and sleet across Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts on Wednesday, with accumulation of 3 to 6 inches in most parts of Rhode Island and close to 12 inches in the northern part of the state. (Updated, Feb. 5, 2:22 p.m.) more
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