4 R.I. farms to receive $78.8K to green operations

VERDE VINEYARD in Johnston will receive $20,000 from the Rhode Island Farm Energy Program to install a hybrid system of backup batteries for its solar and geothermal energy system to power critical winery operations during power outages. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
VERDE VINEYARD in Johnston will receive $20,000 from the Rhode Island Farm Energy Program to install a hybrid system of backup batteries for its solar and geothermal energy system to power critical winery operations during power outages. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
PROVIDENCE – Four farms are scheduled to receive a combined $78,765 in Rhode Island Farm Energy Program grants to “green” their operations, the R.I. Department of Environmental Management announced Monday. The grants are to be administered by the DEM in partnership with the R.I. Office of Energy Resources and the Rhode Island Resource Conservation &…

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