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OER honors public sector for energy-efficiency achievements

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Office of Energy Resources recognized 12 state agencies, municipalities and higher education facilities for renewable-energy and energy-efficiency achievements, at its...
A SPRING HEAT WAVE has driven up demand for natural gas. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/RAMIN TALAIE

Spring scorcher has Northeast burning most gas in 4 years

NEW YORK - Blistering heat in the middle of spring is poised to volley power plants’ demand for natural gas in the United States Northeast...
THE AVERAGE PRICE OF GAS in Rhode Island and Massachusetts continued to climb this week. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/AKOS STILLER

R.I. and Mass. gas prices continue sharp jump

PROVIDENCE – The price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island increased 7 cents to average $2.82 per gallon this week, 1 cent...
BURRILLVILLE attorney Michael McElroy speaking to the R.I. Energy Facility Siting Board in 2017 with a group opposing the proposed power plant in the background. PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Final hearings begin for proposed Burrillville power plant

BURRILLVILLE – After years of controversial regulatory proceedings and lawsuits, the R.I. Energy Facility Siting Board this week started final hearings on a proposal...
THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY awarded $1.1 million in brownfield site revitalization grants to three entities in Rhode Island. / COURTESY EPA

EPA announces $1.1M in R.I. site assessment and cleanup grants

PROVIDENCE – Three Rhode Island entities were named as beneficiaries of $1.1 million in brownfield revitalization grants, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday.The three...
REGULAR GAS PRICES increased 10 cents in Rhode Island and 7 cents in Massachusetts this week. /BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/AKOS STILLER

R.I., Mass. gas prices jump this week

PROVIDENCE – The price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island jumped 10 cents this week to $2.75 per gallon, 1 cent below...

Former landfill sites being repurposed to produce solar energy

PROVIDENCE – Narragansett, South Kingstown and the University of Rhode Island will use former landfills to produce solar energy, ecoRI News reported April 14.The...

RGGI generates $23.9M for R.I. from 2015-2017 at auction

PROVIDENCE – A new report from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative said the program generated $23.9 million for Rhode Island from 2015-2017.The report was...
THE 450-MEGAWATT Manchester Street power plant in Providence, above, burns natural gas and must buy RGGI permits to cover its emissions. / COURTESY DOMINION ENERGY

RGGI report: Program generates $23.9M for R.I. from 2015-2017 at auction

PROVIDENCE – A new report from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative said that the program generated $23.9 million in revenue for Rhode Island from...
THE NATURE CONSERVANCY has purchased a conservation easement for 82 acres of land owned by The Agawam Hunt in East Providence, with an option to buy an easement on another 40 acres of the club's land. / COURTESY NATURE CONSERVANCY

Nature Conservancy buys future development rights on E. Prov. golf club...

EAST PROVIDENCE – With the first large-scale project of its Providence Metro Program, The Nature Conservancy has purchased, for $2 million, the development rights...
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