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THE AVERAGE PRICE of regular gas in Rhode Island declined 3 cents from last week to $2.46 per gallon. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/PAUL THOMAS

R.I., Mass. gas prices tick down 3 cents from last...

PROVIDENCE – The average price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline declined 3 cents to $2.46 per gallon, 3 cents above the United States average...
DENNIS DEZIEL, left, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administrator, praises Newport Biodiesel Inc. for its environmental best-practices during a visit to the company Wednesday to announce the results of the EPA's latest Toxic Release Inventory. At right is Newport Biodiesel President Blake Blanky. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Newport Biodiesel earns EPA recognition for recycling toxic waste

NEWPORT – Even clean energy has some dirty byproducts. For Newport Biodiesel Inc., a company that converts used cooking oil into biofuel, that byproduct is...
THE AVERAGE price of gas in Rhode Island declined 1 cent over the week to $2.49 per gallon. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/AKOS STILLER

R.I. gas prices dip 1 cent this week

PROVIDENCE – The average price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island declined 1 cent from last week to $2.49 per gallon, 6...
THE DEM has issued a notice of violation and a fine to PJ Keating Co. related to air pollutants, dust mitigation efforts and water pollution. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

DEM fines company for air pollutants, dust in Cranston

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management issued a Notice of Violation to PJ Keating Co. for environmental violations related to its mining,...
ROUGHLY 8,000 wind turbine blades in the U.S. will be removed in each of the next four years. Blades are typically taken to landfills. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/PETER MACDIARMID

Wind turbine blades can’t be recycled, so they’re piling up in...

NEW YORK – A wind turbine’s blades can be longer than a Boeing 747 wing, so at the end of their lifespan they can’t...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Environmental Management has made $3 million in matching grants available for climate resiliency projects.

DEM announces availability of $3M for climate-resilience projects

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management on Wednesday said $3 million in matching grants is available for climate-resilience projects for government and...

R.I. utility companies to buy 50MW of power from Conn. solar...

PROVIDENCE – All three Rhode Island electric companies will share in the power generated by a Connecticut solar development under an agreement announced by...
THE AVERAGE price of gas in Rhode Island declined 4 cents to $2.50 per gallon this week. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/PAUL THOMAS

Gas prices dip 4 cents in state

PROVIDENCE – The average price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island declined 4 cents from last week to $2.50 per gallon, 3...
A 28 ACRE tract of land near Tillinghast Pond in West Greenwich has been purchased by The Nature Conservancy. The acquisition was funded by the DEM and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

The Nature Conservancy purchases 28 acres near Tillinghast Pond

WEST GREENWICH – A 28-acre section of forest adjacent to the Tillinghast Pond Management Area and Wickaboxet Management Area has been protected via acquisition,...

Renewable energy developer to seek $285M in damages against Exeter, Coventry

NORTH KINGSTOWN – One of the state’s largest renewable energy developers Thursday announced plans to sue the towns of Coventry and Exeter for allegedly...
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