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Embattled coastal agency loses longtime leader, lands funding and new appointees

PROVIDENCE – The embattled state agency charged with coastal regulation is losing one of its longtime administrative leaders, while also gaining new appointees and...

National Grid program manipulated invoices, costing R.I. customers $2.2M

PROVIDENCE – National Grid intentionally manipulated the invoices of its energy-efficiency program from 2012 to 2020, costing Rhode Island customers up to $2.2 million...

R.I. Energy Commissioner Ucci to step down July 23

PROVIDENCE - Another state cabinet member is stepping down, after 2 1/2 years on the job. R.I. Energy Commissioner Nicholas S. Ucci will be leaving...

Dutch maritime contractor opens Providence hub after inking deal for regional...

PROVIDENCE – A Dutch maritime contractor is the latest offshore wind-related company to set up shop in the city, simultaneously inking deals to work...

McKee signs 100% renewable electricity bill into law

PROVIDENCE – Landmark legislation making Rhode Island the first state nationwide to require 100% renewable electricity within the next decade was signed into law...

Gas prices drop 7 cents in R.I., Mass.

PROVIDENCE – The average price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island decreased to $4.90 per gallon, 7 cents less than last week...
POWERING UP: Regional officials are prepping the pipeline of workers who are expected to be needed to install and maintain wind turbines like those off Block Island in the coming years. / COURTESY ORSTED 
U.S. OFFSHORE WIND

Legislators pass bill to expand R.I.’s offshore wind procurement

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is expanding its commitment to renewable energy thanks to legislation passed by the General Assembly on Thursday, which requires the...

R.I. Supreme Court rejects challenge to India Point Park power line...

PROVIDENCE – A decadeslong battle over where the power lines above India Point Park should go appears to have ended, with the R.I. Supreme...

Offshore wind boosted as Biden, East Coast governors team up

WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House is launching a formal partnership with 11 East Coast governors to boost the growing offshore wind industry, a...

Biden calls for 3-month suspension of gas and diesel taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden on Wednesday called on Congress to suspend federal gasoline and diesel taxes for three months — an election-year...

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