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THEN-GOV. Lincoln Chafee toured the second phase tunnel several years ago of the Narragansett Bay Commission's $1 billion-plus Combined Sewer Overflow project. The second phase was completed in 2014. The commission is now in the design stage of the third phase of the tunnel. / COURTESY OF THE NARRAGANSETT BAY COMMISSION

Narragansett Bay Commission gets approval to raise sewer rates

WARWICK – Sewer bills in many places in the Greater Providence area will increase slightly starting Jan. 1 after state regulators approved a package...
IN A NEW CLIMATE REPORT, it was found that global economies are growing at a much faster rate than their greenhouse gas emissions, however, the report still found that emissions are projected to rise 2.7 percent in 2018. / BLOOMBERG NEWS/CARLA GOTTGENS

Climate report reflects rising emissions but some improvement

NEW YORK - Climate scientists have some good news, for a change. Global economies are growing at a much faster rate than their greenhouse gas...
THE CLEAR RIVER ENERGY CENTER, shown here in a rendering from Invenergy Inc., is the subject of state regulatory hearings that resumed this week on the $1 billion proposal./COURTESY INVENERGY

State regulators resume hearings on proposed Burrillville power plant

WARWICK – State regulators resumed public hearings Wednesday on Invenergy Inc.’s proposed natural gas-burning power plant in Burrillville. The $1 billion proposal has pitted...
THE R.I. DIVISION of Statewide Planning is leading a project to support small businesses' ability to survive extreme weather events. Above, a machine clears sand off Atlantic Avenue in Westerly after Hurricane Sandy. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

Statewide Planning to interview small businesses for weather-resiliency project

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Division of Statewide Planning is launching a project to help small businesses’ extreme weather event and climate change resiliency, the...
THE AVERAGE PRICE of regular gas in Rhode Island and Massachusetts declined 5 cents this week. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/PAUL THOMAS

R.I., Mass. gas prices drop 5 cents this week

PROVIDENCE – The average price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island declined 5 cents this week to $2.59 per gallon, 14 cents...
THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION Trump has taken a major step toward allowing a first-in-a-generation seismic search for oil and gas under Atlantic waters. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/RICH PRESS

Trump said to advance seismic surveys for oil in Atlantic

NEW YORK - The Trump administration is taking a major step toward allowing a first-in-a-generation seismic search for oil and gas under Atlantic waters, despite...

CLF Ventures receives $580K grant to reduce diesel emissions

NEW BEDFORD – The tugboat MV/Kodiak will get new marine engines to reduce diesel emissions, thanks to a $579,991 federal grant to consumer-services nonprofit...
ISO NEW ENGLAND expects the New England grid to have enough resources to handle energy and fuel demands in the coming winter. / COURTESY ISO NEW ENGLAND

ISO New England expects to have adequate energy and fuel resources...

PROVIDENCE – ISO New England, operator of the New England electricity grid, said Wednesday that it expects to have enough resources to meet consumer...
THE AVERAGE PRICE of regular gas in Rhode Island declined 4 cents to average $2.64 per gallon this week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

R.I. gas prices drop 4 cents this week

PROVIDENCE – The average price of self-serve, regular unleaded gas in Rhode Island declined 4 cents this week to $2.64 per gallon, 9 cents...
THE R.I. COMMERCE Corporation has granted conditional approval on a $300,000 loan to startup company rTerra PV Solutions LLC under the state's Renewable Energy Fund. rTerra assembles photovoltaic solar arrays designed to be less expensive and easier to install than traditional solar farms. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/KEN JAMES

National Grid to sort through state’s renewable-energy proposals

PROVIDENCE – National Grid Rhode Island will begin reviewing 11 wind and solar energy proposals to help Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s administration reach its...
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