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Federal regulators approve liquefied natural gas project in Providence

PROVIDENCE – Federal regulators have approved a controversial plan by utility giant National Grid PLC to build a $180 million liquefied natural gas facility...
GREEN DEVELOPMENT said construction on a seven-turbine onshore wind farm in Johnston will begin next week and the company expects the turbines to be operational before the end of the year.

Seven-turbine, onshore wind farm to begin construction in Johnston

JOHNSTON – Work on a seven-turbine, 21-megawatt onshore wind farm is expected to begin next week, the developer, Green Development LLC, announced Thursday.The company...

Five Questions With: Caroline Scanlan

Caroline Scanlan is the new urban and community forestry program coordinator at the Division of Forest Environment for the R.I. Department of Environmental Management....

Consumer Watchdog blasts insurance industry over fossil fuel investments

PROVIDENCE – While many in the insurance industry lament the impacts of global warming, the nation’s top insurance companies remain heavily invested in the...
GAS PRICES in Rhode Island and Massachusetts remained unchanged at an average price of $2.84 per gallon this week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

R.I., Mass. gas prices remain unchanged at $2.84 per gallon

PROVIDENCE – The average price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island remained unchanged this week at $2.84 per gallon, 5 cents below...

URI professor Corey Lang awarded $1M to study how people value...

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Corey Lang, associate professor of environmental and natural resource economics at the University of Rhode Island, wants to know what value...

Science reveals dark side of wind power

Any solution to global warming will almost certainly rely on an expansion of renewable energy, reducing carbon dioxide emissions with clean solar or wind...

Deepwater Wind to be acquired for $510M

PROVIDENCE – Deepwater Wind LLC will be acquired by the Danish company Ørsted for $510 million, the two companies announced Oct. 8.Ørsted has entered...
PBN WAS NAMED Newspaper of the Year for the third time in the last six years by the New England Newspaper and Press Association on Thursday. It was also recognized with a Publick Occurrences Award for its three-part series titled "Rising Waters."

PBN named Newspaper of the Year, honored for climate change series

NATICK, Mass. – Providence Business News was named Newspaper of the Year for specialty publications in the New England Newspaper and Press Association’s 2018...
REGULAR GAS PRICES in Rhode Island held this week at $2.84 per gallon. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/AKOS STILLER

R.I. gas prices hold at $2.84 per gallon

PROVIDENCE – The average price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island remained unchanged this week at $2.84 per gallon, 7 cents blow...
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