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THE AVERAGE price of regular gas in Rhode Island declined 5 cents this week to $2.67 per gallon. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/AKOS STILLER

Gas prices decline, but refinery explosion could drive them up

PROVIDENCE – The average price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island declined 5 cents this week to $2.67 per gallon, 1 cent...
THE R.I. COMMERCE CORP. board of directors is scheduled to meet Monday evening to consider $1.9 million in incentives under the Qualified Jobs Incentives tax credit program for GEV Wind Power US LLC to create roughly 125 jobs for work that includes maintenance of the Block Island Wind Farm as well as upcoming wind energy projects. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

Commerce RI to consider $1.9M in incentives for wind turbine maintenance...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Commerce Corp. board of directors is scheduled to meet Monday evening to consider up to an estimated $1.9 million in...

OER recognizes state agencies for energy efficiency achievements

PROVIDENCE – Twenty-five state government and quasi-public agencies, municipalities and state colleges were recognized during the third annual Lead By Example Clean Energy Awards...

UMass Dartmouth researcher finds ocean temps pushing fish populations north

DARTMOUTH – Changing ocean temperatures are altering the locations of fish populations, putting East Coast fishing communities at risk, according to a new study...

DEM orders unapproved Coventry solar project to ‘cease and desist’ work

COVENTRY – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management’s Department of Planning & Development has issued a cease-and-desist order to an unauthorized solar installation off...

State regulators reject proposed Burrillville power plant

WARWICK – Rhode Island utilities regulators on Thursday turned down the controversial plan by a Chicago-based energy conglomerate to build a $1 billion power...
TWO SETS OF HEARINGS on the Clear River Energy Center are scheduled for this week and next, including the final deliberations on licensing the plant by the R.I. Energy Facility Siting Board. / COURTESY INVENERGY

Burrillville power plant hearings take place this week and next

BURRILLVILLE – The fate of Invenergy Thermal Development LLC’s proposed Clear River Energy Center has the potential of being resolved this week and next.Two...
HAIL DAMAGE COSTS in the United States have elevated significantly since 2008. / BLOOMBERG NEWS

FM Global and others identify increasing hail damage costs since 2008

BOSTON – In 2008, the year the stock market crashed and Barack Obama won the presidency, the United States was hit with a weather...
GAS PRICES in Rhode Island and Massachusetts declined 4 cents this week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/PAUL THOMAS

Gas prices drop 4 cents in R.I., Mass.

PROVIDENCE – The average price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island declined 4 cents this week to $2.72, 4 cents higher than...
THE EPA announced that Star Plating Co. reached a settlement with the agency over 14 counts of violations of hazardous waste environmental regulations. / COURTESY ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

New Bedford company settles with EPA over violation of hazardous waste...

NEW BEDFORD – Southcoast Plating Inc., doing business as Star Plating Co., has settled with the Environmental Protection Agency over 14 counts of violations...
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