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URI scientist part of research team receiving $1.7M grant for coral...

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Hollie Putnam, an assistant professor of biological sciences at the University of Rhode Island, is part of a research team of...
THE AVERAGE price of regular gas in Rhode Island was $2.56 per gallon this week. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/AKOS STILLER

R.I. and Mass. gas prices dip 1 cent

PROVIDENCE – The average price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island declined 1 cent from last week to $2.56 per gallon, 20...
GINA M. RAIMONDO signed an executive order Friday that commits the state to a goal of sourcing electricity from 100% renewable sources by 2030. / PBN FILE PHOTO/
MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo signs executive order to commit state to 100% renewable electricity...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo signed an executive order Friday that directs the Office of Energy Resources to conduct an energy-market analysis and...

Incentive aims to slow solar-panel sprawl on R.I. farmlands, forests

An extra 6 cents doesn’t seem like much of a financial incentive, but state officials and environmental groups are hoping it’s enough to lure...

Be realistic on renewable energy

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo in her State of the State speech said she wants to make Rhode Island the first state in the country...
CATCHING SOME RAYS: Vito Buonomano, owner of Northeast Solar & Wind Power LLC, says most of the solar-power projects his company has been involved with have been on farms, including this installation at the Washington County Turf Farms in South Kingstown. 
PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Providence company started after owner took a shine to renewable energy

When Vito Buonomano saw the 2006 climate change documentary “An Inconvenient Truth,” he felt compelled to act. So much so that he upended his career...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO'S Gina M. Raimondo’s proposed fiscal 2021 budget includes a $64 million “green bond,” $35 million of which would go toward projects at state beaches, parks and campgrounds./ PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNOPBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo budget proposal calls for $64M green bond

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is poised to make the largest investment in its state parks and beaches in 35 years under Gov. Gina M....
ORSTED, a global wind energy developer, has announced plans to locate a national innovation hub in Providence. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ ERIC THAYER

Orsted to open innovation hub in Providence

NEWPORT – The global offshore wind developer that owns the Block Island Wind Farm today announced plans to open a United States Innovation Hub...
THE R.I. PUBLIC Transit Authority has added solar panels to 33 of its buses. / COURTESY R.I. PUBLIC TRANSIT AUTHORITY

RIPTA adds solar panels to 33 buses

PROVIDENCE – Roof-mounted solar panels now top 33 of the R.I. Public Transit Authority’s buses thanks to a partnership with R.I. Commerce Corp. and...
THE AVERAGE PRICE of regular gas in Rhode Island remained $2.57 per gallon this week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

R.I. and Mass. gas prices hold steady this week

PROVIDENCE – The average price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island remained unchanged from last week at $2.57 per gallon, 1 cent...
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