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ELECTRICITY TRANSMISSION COMPANY EVERSOURCE has abandoned the Northern Pass project that was designed to bring hydroelectric power from Canada to the Unites States and is writing down its development costs.

Eversource sees Northen Pass as improbable, writes down costs

PROVIDENCE – Eversource has decided that the Northern Pass electricity transmission line is no longer probable, it disclosed in a U.S. Security and Exchange...
THE MASS. DEPARTMENT of Environmental Protection has penalized Anwar Faisal $46,950 for unauthorized work performed on his island property in Fairhaven. / COURTESY GOOGLE INC.

MassDEP fines Faisal for unauthorized island seawall work

FAIRHAVEN – The Mass. Department of Environmental Protection has penalized Fairhaven resident Anwar Faisal $46,950 for unauthorized work on his Bella Vista Island property,...
THE EPA HAS ANNOUNCED its proposed plan for a cleanup of the Walton and Lonsbury Superfund Site in Attleboro. / COURTESY ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

EPA announces cleanup plan for Attleboro Superfund Site

PROVIDENCE – A proposed cleanup plan was announced for the Walton and Lonsbury Superfund Site in Attleboro, the EPA announced Thursday.The EPA added the...
SIX MUNICIPALITIES and school districts have partnered with the state Office of Energy Resources for the Achieving Community Efficiency Program to receive customized technical assistance and resources to reduce energy usage and costs, and to increase energy efficiency.

6 R.I. towns and school districts join energy savings program

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Office of Energy Resources has partnered with three municipalities and three school districts to aid them in efforts to conserve...
JEFFREY GRYBOWSKI is stepping down from his role as co-CEO of Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind. / COURTESY DEEPWATER WIND LLC

Grybowski to step down from Orsted U.S. role

PROVIDENCE – Jeffery Grybowksi, Co-CEO of Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind, is stepping down from his position Wednesday.Grybowski is the founder of Deepwater Wind LLC,...
THE AVERAGE PRICE of gas in Rhode Island declined 1 cent this week to $2.74 per gallon. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

R.I. gas prices decline 1 cent this week

PROVIDENCE – The average price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island declined 1 cent this week to $2.74 per gallon, 2 cents...
NATIONAL GRID RHODE ISLAND has submitted winter rate requests to the RIPUC that would see residential rates rise an estimated 8% per month. / COURTESY NATIONAL GRID

National Grid files winter rate request increases to RIPUC

PROVIDENCE – National Grid Rhode Island submitted a winter rate increase request to the R.I. Public Utilities Commission for Standard Offer Service Friday.The requested...
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In 1901, a gusher erupted from the Spindletop oil field near Beaumont, Texas. The sight of oil gushing out of the ground captured the...
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40 Under Forty 2019 winner: JOHN COONEY | 32 CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER, AQUANIS INC.What is the best advice you have ever received? If something is worth...
AN AMENDMENT TO flood-prone area zoning laws related to the elevation of homes above flooding projections has reined in potential massive height variances for new homes. It is expected to result in more-resilient homes being built in Rhode Island. This home in North Kingstown along Narragansett Bay was built with the idea that flood waters could flow through the bottom floors without disturbing living space above. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Legislation alters flood-area zoning height exemptions

PROVIDENCE – Among the bills signed into law by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo following the most recent legislative session, one included a zoning ordinance...
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