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Solar Power World ranks Green Development among top solar contractors

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Green Development LLC was ranked No. 179 out of the top 415 solar companies by Solar Power World magazine in the...
THE TEMPERATURE in Rhode Island has risen more than in any other state in the Lower 48 over the last century, according to The Washington Post. The temperature rise compounds the state's vulnerability to sea-level rise. Above, a trailer park on Matunuck Beach Road, South Kingstown, which was flooded following Hurricane Sandy in 2012. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

WaPo: R.I. has fastest-rising temperature in the Lower 48

PROVIDENCE – The temperature in Rhode Island has risen 2 degrees Celsius from 1895 to 2018, the most of any state in the Lower...
THE AVERAGE PRICE of regular gas in Rhode Island declined 5 cents this week. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/PAUL THOMAS

R.I. gas prices decline 5 cents this week

PROVIDENCE – The average price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island declined 5 cents this week to $2.66 per gallon, according to...
THE U.S. INTERIOR DEPARTMENT has extended the environmental review of the Vineyard Wind wind farm project, putting the project's future in jeopardy. Above, the Block Island Wind Farm. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

Federal delay casts doubt on Vineyard Wind

NEW YORK – The Trump administration cast the fate of the nation’s first major offshore wind farm into doubt by extending an environmental review...

UMass Dartmouth installs largest public battery storage system in Massachusetts

DARTMOUTH – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth recently flipped the switch on the largest public battery storage system in Massachusetts.The 520-kilowatt system – installed...

Fall River explores new uses for City Pier

FALL RIVER – For years, residents have been told City Pier, owned by Fall River Redevelopment Authority, would be turned into a marina with...

Controversial New England power fix shows U.S. agency split

NEW YORK – A controversial case over how New Englanders pay for their power is exposing sharp divisions within America’s chief energy regulatory agency.Earlier this week,...
THE AVERAGE price of regular gas in Rhode Island declined 2 cents this week to $2.71 per gallon. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ LUKE SHARRETT

R.I., Mass., regular gas prices decline 2 cents this week

PROVIDENCE – The average price of self-serve, regular, unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island declined 2 cents this week to $2.71 per gallon, level with...

Banks tied to fossil fuel lending

This wasn’t the welcome to Rhode Island that JPMorgan & Chase envisioned.Protesters gathered recently at the bank's soon-to-open branch near Brown University in Providence....

O’Keefe named Propeller Club of Narragansett Bay’s Maritime Person of the...

JOHN O’KEEFFE, director of U.S. marine affairs for Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind, was named The Propeller Club of Narragansett Bay’s Maritime Person of the...
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