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THE NATIONAL WEATHER Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Rhode Island and Bristol County, Mass., predicting a "significant impact" on the afternoon and evening commute Tuesday. / COURTESY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

NWS warns of deteriorating road conditions Tuesday afternoon

PROVIDENCE – The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Providence County, Kent County, Bristol County, Washington County and Newport County...
SOLAR JOBS declined in both Rhode Island and the United States from 2017 to 2018, according to a report from the Solar Foundation. Above, a graph of U.S. solar jobs from 2010 to 2018, as well as a projection for 2019. / COURTESY BLOOMBERG NEWS

Solar jobs shrink again as tariffs bite industry

NEW YORK - United States solar jobs fell for a second straight year as companies delayed projects in anticipation of President Donald Trump’s import...

Brown raises tuition and fees, makes moves to cut greenhouse gases

PROVIDENCE – The Corporation of Brown University has approved a 5 percent increase in undergraduate tuition and fees, bringing the total to $73,736 for...
THE AVERAGE PRICE OF REGULAR gas in Rhode Island declined 2 cents to $2.30 per gallon. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ LUKE SHARRETT

R.I. gas prices decline 2 cents this week

PROVIDENCE – The average price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island declined 2 cents to $2.30 per gallon this week, 3 cents...

Ørsted enters partnership with Eversource for Revolution Wind and N.Y. wind...

PROVIDENCE – Ørsted U.S. Offshore Wind and Eversource have entered into a partnership, with Eversource paying Ørsted $225 million for a 50 percent interest...
NATIONAL GRID has submitted its contract with Orsted for the 400-megawatt offshore wind farm Revolution Wind to the R.I. Office of Energy Resources and the Division of Public Utilities and Carriers. Pictured is the Block Island Wind Farm. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

National Grid submits Revolution Wind contract for review

PROVIDENCE – National Grid Rhode Island has signed a contract with Orsted US Offshore Wind for the 400-megawatt offshore wind farm Revolution Wind and...
NEW ENGLAND's annual power supply auction ended this week, with preliminary results showing the lowest clearing price in six years and a power supply surplus for the 2022-2023 season. / COURTESY ISO NEW ENGLAND

N.E. power supply auction closes with lower prices and a power...

PROVIDENCE – New England’s annual power supply auction ended this week, with preliminary results showing the lowest clearing price in six years and a...
THE NATURAL GAS EMERGENCY that National Grid recently handled in Newport and other parts of Aquidneck Island has prompted 300 claims for special unemployment benefits related to homes and businesses being closed. / COURTESY NATIONAL GRID

Aquidneck Island gas emergency causes 300 to seek unemployment benefits

PROVIDENCE - About 300 special unemployment benefits claims have been filed related to the recent natural gas emergency on Aquidneck Island that prompted a...
THE AVERAGE PRICE of gas in Rhode Island declined 2 cents this week to $2.32 per gallon. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/PAUL THOMAS

R.I. gas prices decline every week since mid-Oct.

PROVIDENCE – The average price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island declined 2 cents this week to $2.32 per gallon, 7 cents...
FIVE NEWPORT RESTAURANTS have filed a lawsuit seeking damages from National Grid and Enbridge over the gas outage in Newport in January. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN

Newport restaurants sue National Grid for damages related to gas outage

NEWPORT – Five restaurants in Newport have filed a lawsuit against National Grid seeking restitution payments and punitive damages over the Newport gas outage,...
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