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THE AVERAGE PRICE of regular gas in Rhode Island declined 4 cents to $2.52 per gallon this week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Gas prices in R.I. drop 4 cents this week, dip...

PROVIDENCE – The average price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island declined 4 cents this week to $2.52 per gallon, 15 cents...
OFFSHORE WIND DEVELOPMENT lease rights for 390,000 acres of federal tracts south of Martha's Vineyard was auctioned for a record $405 million. Above the Block Island Wind Farm. / COURTESY DEEPWATER WIND

Mass. wind-farm site spurs record $405M bids

NEW YORK - Three companies bid a record-shattering $405 million to nab United States rights to build offshore wind farms near Massachusetts on Friday,...
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Emily Fields, a biological sciences student at the University of Rhode Island, conducts sampling of macroalgae along Narragansett Bay. Through higher sewer rates, many homes and businesses in northern Rhode Island have been paying for a nearly $1.4 billion tunnel project by the Narragansett Bay Commission to prevent dirty wastewater from overflowing into the bay./PBN FILE PHOTO

Price of cleaner bay? Rising sewer bills

If they already haven’t realized it, households and businesses in Greater Providence are paying much of the cost of keeping Narragansett Bay clean.To comply...

NBC rates grow, yield good outcome

Now on the third and final phase of the nearly $1.4 billion Combined Sewer Overflow project, the Narragansett Bay Commission has continued to increase...

Westport Planning Board approves solar farm despite neighbor concerns

WESTPORT – The Planning Board has approved CVE Solar’s request to develop a 3.1-megawatt solar farm on Drift Road, The Herald News reported Dec....
AN AERIAL VIEW shows more than 9,000 solar panels clustered to form the A Street solar energy farm, located at a former landfill in Johnston. The facility will be used to generate power for Johnston and Providence. / COURTESY SOUTHERN SKY RENEWABLE ENERGY RI

Which do you think is better for Rhode Island’s environment: Building...

Even as more utility-scale solar energy facilities are being built in Rhode Island, there is a backlash against where they are being sited. Many...
MORE THAN $4 MILLION in grants has been allocated to environmentally friendly projects in Rhode Island from funds received in a settlement with Volkswagen over the sale and leasing of diesel vehicles with illegal and hidden emissions-control defeat device software. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/KRISZTIAN BOCSI

Kilmartin announces $4.1M for environmental projects from Volkswagen settlement

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced Wednesday $4.1 million in grants for environmentally friendly projects, funded with money awarded in a...
THE EPA Region 1 has launched the Smart Sectors program for the maritime, food and beverage, and outdoor recreation sectors. The program will facilitate collaboration and dialogue between the EPA and the regulated sectors./ COURTESY ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

EPA N.E. launches collaboration program with maritime, food and beverage, outdoor...

PROVIDENCE - The Environmental Protection Agency New England launched a sector-based program Wednesday to work with the maritime, food and beverage, and outdoor recreation...
THE R.I. DEM announced $67,237 in grants to support four Rhode Island farms in their installation of solar arrays to offset costs and to "green" their operations.

DEM announces $67.2K in grants to 4 farms for solar arrays

PROVIDENCE – Four Rhode Island farms received a combined $67,237 to install solar arrays, the R.I. Department of Environmental management announced Tuesday.The grants, made...

Cleanup efforts to continue at 4 R.I. ‘Superfund’ sites after EPA...

PROVIDENCE – The Environmental Protection Agency has completed comprehensive five-year reviews of four sites in Rhode Island that have been designated federal “Superfund” contamination...
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