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Beginning Jan. 1, Rhode Islanders who buy their electricity through National Grid will see their monthly electricity bills increase, the utility said Friday. more
The Rockefeller Foundation has awarded a $559,296 grant to the Coastal Resources Center at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography to coordinate and support the foundation’s Oceans & Fisheries Initiative. 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 Conservation Law Foundation filed a lawsuit Monday against the owners and operators of Rhode Island’s Central Landfill in Johnston for violations of the Clean Air Act. more
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
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee is scheduled to go underground in a small cage elevator Tuesday to get a close-up view of progress on the Narragansett Bay Commission’s $1 billion Combined Sewer Overflow Project. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee is looking to burnish his environmental bona fides these days by reworking Rhode Island’s existing energy goals, specifically by allowing large-scale hydroelectric power to be included as part of the state’s allotment of renewable energy. more
U.S. emissions of methane - a greenhouse gas - are probably 50 percent higher than current estimates show, according to a study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. more
The New England Clean Energy Council has named The NanoSteel Co. Inc. its Emerging Company of the Year, the company announced Friday. more
National Grid’s energy efficiency programs generated the equivalent of 528 full-time jobs in Rhode Island last year and led to $27 million in statewide economic impact, according to a study conducted by the New England Clean Energy Council. more
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