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THE SOLAR FOUNDATION is a Washington, D.C. nonprofit focused on the national solar industry./ GRAPHIC COURTESY THE SOLAR FOUNDATION

Report: Rhode Island solar jobs declined in 2017

PROVIDENCE – The number of solar jobs in Rhode Island fell 9.5 percent to 1,064 during 2017, according to a national report released Wednesday.The...
NEW ENGLANDERS received an early-morning tsunami warning on Tuesday. The National Weather Service quickly said it was an error. /PBN PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN

Rhode Islanders receive erroneous tsunami warning

PROVIDENCE – A tsunami warning was mistakenly sent out to certain mobile users throughout New England on Tuesday.The morning warning cited the National Weather...
STATE ENERGY COMMISSIONER Carol Grant says the new Block Island Wind Farm, above, and the state’s energy-efficiency programs will help the state reach Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s goal of generating 1,000 megawatts of renewable energy by 2020. / COURTESY DEEPWATER WIND

Raimondo sets new energy goal for end of summer

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced Monday that she has directed her energy team to collaborate with state utilities to issue a Request For...
THE PRICE OF REGULAR gasoline in Rhode Island increased 3 cents this week to $2.51 per gallon. / BLOOMERG FILE PHOTO/PAUL THOMAS

R.I., Mass. gas prices rise

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island saw a 4 cent increase in the average price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline per gallon this week, according to...
NEW JERSEY Gov. Phil Murphy has ordered the state to rejoin the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

New Jersey to rejoin carbon exchange Christie exited in 2012

NEW YORK - New Jersey Gov. Philip D. Murphy has ordered the state to rejoin a regional carbon trading program that former governor Chris...
A RENDERING of the proposed natural gas-powered electrical plant in Burrillville.  / COURTESY INVENERGY LLC

Burrillville challenges Invenergy over withheld tax payment

BURRILLVILLE – Burrillville lawyers on Friday sent a notice of default to Invenergy Thermal Development LLC, saying the company violated a tax agreement and...
BRAYTON POINT POWER STATION in Somerset closed in June in 2017. / COURTESY DYNEGY INC.

Given the recent ISO New England report predicting increasing future energy...

ISO New England, the region’s independent electric-grid operator, released its Operational Fuel-Security Analysis report recently, and it sees fuel security risks heading our way...
SHINING EXAMPLE: Workers install solar panels at East Providence Forbes Street project, due for completion in 2017. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

Imported solar tax seen as hurting local industry

PROVIDENCE – The Trump Administration’s new tax on imported solar panels isn’t likely to shutter local businesses, but it could hurt the industry and...
A RENDERING of the proposed natural gas-powered electrical plant in Burrillville. / COURTESY INVENERGY LLC

Hearing on possible suspension of Burrillville power plant canceled

PROVIDENCE – State regulators have canceled an upcoming hearing on whether to suspend Invenergy Thermal Development LLC’s application to build a power plant in...
A RENDERING of the proposed natural gas-powered electrical plant in Burrillville. / COURTESY INVENERGY LLC

Invenergy cancels water deal with Narragansett Indians

PROVIDENCE – Invenergy Thermal Development LLC on Monday agreed to terminate its water-supply agreement with the Narragansett Indian Tribe.The agreement would have given Invenergy...
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