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THE AVERAGE price of regular gas in Rhode Island declined 9 cents week to week to $2.08 per gallon Monday. / AP FILE PHOTO/JOHN RAOUX

R.I. gas prices decline 9 cents from last week

PROVIDENCE – The average price of self-serve, regular gas in Rhode Island declined 9 cents from one week prior to $2.08 per gallon, 16...

COVID-19 will slow shift to renewable energy

The renewable energy industry, which until recently was projected to enjoy rapid growth, has run into stiff headwinds as a result of three era-defining...
THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION unanimously approved a 20-year agreement to purchase power from D.E. Shaw Renewable Investments at 5.3 cents per kilowatt-hour for energy and environmental benefits. D.E. Shaw Renewable Investments, a part of the D.E. Shaw group.

R.I. regulators OK plan to buy power from Conn. solar project

WARWICK (AP) – A contract with all three Rhode Island electric utilities to purchase power from a Connecticut solar project has received state regulatory...
THE R.I. PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION on Monday voted to extend its decision halting utility company shutoffs through April 15, impacting companies such as National Grid Rhode Island. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MARK S. MURPHY

Public Utilities Commission: no shutoffs through April 15

WARWICK – State-regulated utility companies can’t shut off service for customers through at least April 15 under a decision made by the R.I. Public...
THE AVERAGE PRICE of regular gas in Rhode Island declined 9 cents from last week to $2.17 per gallon. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

R.I. gas prices decline 9 cents amid coronavirus pandemic

PROVIDENCE – The average price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island declined 9 cents from week to week to $2.17 per gallon,...
POWER PLAYER: Matthew Morrissey, head of Northeast markets for Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind Power, says Rhode Island businesses could play a big part in offshore wind power in the coming years. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Orsted capitalizing on R.I.’s wind-farm experience

The large Danish renewable energy company Orsted swept into Rhode Island less than two years ago, acquiring Deepwater Wind LLC and its Block Island...
THE HELMSMAN: Brad Read, executive director of Sail Newport Inc., says the nonprofit offers sailing lessons and hosts regattas from Newport Harbor. / PBN FILE PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Sail Newport a crucial link to the bay and beyond

From children boarding their first boat to experienced sailors who compete in regattas, Sail Newport Inc. offers a connection to the water for more...
SHIPSHAPE: Jason Kelly is executive vice president of Moran Shipping Agencies Inc., based in Providence. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

When foreign vessels, crews come calling, Moran Shipping responds

For more than 80 years, agents at Moran Shipping Agencies Inc. have been assisting foreign-flagged vessels as they sail through U.S. waters and dock...
FRESH HARVEST: Perry Raso, owner of Matunuck Oyster Bar in South Kingstown, pulls up oysters from his oyster farm located near the restaurant. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Thriving Matunuck Oyster Farm has fed offshoot businesses

Matunuck Oyster Farm LLC, a 7-acre plot in South Kingstown’s Potter Pond, is home to countless oysters that will eventually end up on a...

Strength of ‘blue economy’ won’t fade

When Rhode Island’s economy bounces back – and it will – its strengths before the COVID-19 pandemic will again lead the way. High on...

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