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THE AVERAGE PRICE of gas in Rhode Island increased 2 cents to $2.55 per gallon this week, 14 cents lower than the national average. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/PAUL THOMAS

Gas prices in R.I. up 2 cents this week

PROVIDENCE – The average price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island increased 2 cents this week to $2.55 per gallon, 14 cents...

Sobolewski to succeed Horan at National Grid Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE – Terry Sobolewski has been named the next president of National Grid Rhode Island, succeeding Timothy Horan, the company announced March 26.Sobolewski is...
PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS took home first-place honors in the Energy/Natural Resources category for small publications in the annual Best in Business recognition program of the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing.

PBN takes first for ‘Rising Waters’ series in national competition

PROVIDENCE – A three-part series by former PBN staff writer Eli Sherman won first-place recognition in the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing’s...
TERRY SOBOLEWSKI will be the next president of National Grid Rhode Island. / COURTESY NATIONAL GRID

Sobolewski to succeed Horan at National Grid Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE – Terry Sobolewski has been named the next president of National Grid Rhode Island, succeeding Timothy Horan, the company announced Tuesday.Sobolewski is currently...
THE AVERAGE PRICE OF regular gas in Rhode Island has risen 24 cents per gallon from Feb. 18 to March 25. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/AKOS STILLER

R.I., Mass. gas prices continue to rise this week

PROVIDENCE – The average price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island increased 7 cents this week to $2.53 per gallon, 9 cents...
THE R.I OER, R.I. DEM AND COMMERCE RI endorsed the Revolution Wind Farm and the contract between National Grid Rhode Island and Orsted in advisory opinions Friday. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

OER, DEM and Commerce RI support Revolution Wind contract in advisory...

PROVIDENCE - The R.I. Commerce Corp., the R.I. Office of Energy Resources and the R.I. Department of Environmental Management filed advisory opinions on the...
ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION: ­Kimberly Sullivan, right, aquatic resource education coordinator for the R.I. Department of Environmental Management’s Division of Fish & Wildlife, received the Rhode Island Environmental Education Association’s Environmental Education Award. Posing with Sullivan is DEM Executive Director Janet Coit.
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ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

DEM aquatic resource education coordinator honored

KIMBERLY SULLIVAN, aquatic resource education coordinator for the R.I. Department of Environmental Management’s Division of Fish & Wildlife, received the Rhode Island Environmental Education...
RHODE ISLAND projects received $7.02 million from the federal Coastal Resiliency Grant program. Above, a machine clears sand off Atlantic Ave. in Westerly after the remnants of Hurricane Sandy hit the Ocean State. The federal government is currently reviewing which land to add and remove from a conservation program in Rhode Island and other states hurt by the 2012 storm./ PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

Audubon Society: Legislation has saved R.I. millions in damages

PROVIDENCE – Federal legislation that discourages development in flood-prone areas saved Rhode Island $134 million in disaster relief expenses over a 25-year period from...
THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION is set to open a public hearing Tuesday night on Orsted US Offshore Wind's proposed Revolution Wind project, as outlined in a contract filing by National Grid. Shown here are offshore wind turbine's near Block Wind developed by Deepwater Wind, which Orsted now owns. / BLOOMBERG NEWS/ERIC THAYER

Public hearing starts on Revolution Wind project

WARWICK – Rhode Island’s Public Utilities Commission was set to open a public hearing Tuesday night on a contract with the developer of a...
RHODE ISLAND regular gas prices increased 6 cents this week to average $2.46 per gallon. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

R.I., Mass. gas prices tick up this week

PROVIDENCE - The average price of self-serve, regular unleaded gas in Rhode Island increased 6 cents this week to $2.46 per gallon, 8 cents...
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