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WOONSOCKET has been selected to receive $300,000 from the EPA for brownfields assessment. / COURTESY ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

EPA awards Woonsocket $300K for site assessments and preparation

WOONSOCKET – The city of Woonsocket will receive $300,000 in Environmental Protection Agency Brownfields assessment funding and assistance, the EPA announced Wednesday.The funds will...
SAVE THE BAY received $2.3 million in contributions, gifts and grants in 2018 and raised $1.6 million for an anniversary capital campaign. / COURTESY SAVE THE BAY

Save The Bay finishes fiscal ’18 in black, moves ahead on...

PROVIDENCE – Save The Bay Inc. had total revenue of $3.7 million in fiscal 2018, including $2.3 million in contributions, gifts and grants, the...
LAURA S. OLTON has been nominated by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo to chair the R.I. Public Utilities Commission. / COURTESY OFFICE OF GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO

Raimondo nominates Olton to head PUC

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has nominated Laura S. Olton to chair the R.I. Public Utilities Commission, the governor’s office announced Monday.Olton’s appointment...
THE AVERAGE PRICE of regular gas in Rhode Island declined 3 cents to $2.81 per gallon this week. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Gas prices drop 3 cents in R.I., Mass.

PROVIDENCE – The average price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island declined 3 cents this week to $2.81 per gallon, level with...
SOUTHERN SKY RENEWABLE ENERGY RHODE ISLAND has been sued by Southern Sky Renewable Energy in federal court. From left, North Providence Chief of Staff Richard Fossa; North Providence Town Council President Dino Autiello; Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio; Gov. Gina M. Raimondo; North Providence Mayor Charles Lombardi; Southern Sky President Ralph A. Palumbo and Southern Sky Vice President Lindsay McGovern in front of a Southern Sky Renewable Energy Rhode Island solar array in North Providence in October. / COURTESY SOUTHERN SKY RENEWABLE ENERGY RHODE ISLAND

Former Mass. partners sue R.I. solar developer Southern Sky

PROVIDENCE – A lawsuit has been filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island against Southern Sky Renewable Energy Rhode Island...
A FRESH BREEZE: With state approval of the power-purchase agreement for the Revolution Wind project, Rhode Island is one step closer to having a utility-scale wind farm to go along with the Block Island Wind Farm pictured above.
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The future of energy starts now off Rhode Island’s shores

Nearly 11 years after Gov. Donald L. Carcieri and his administration chose Deepwater Wind to be the developer of Rhode Island’s first large-scale offshore...
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Five Questions With Rainer Lohmann

Rainer Lohmann | Professor, University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography1. In 2017 you were picked to direct a national Superfund research...

Rhode Island approves state’s first major offshore wind energy contract


PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Public Utilities Commission on May 28 unanimously approved a 20-year “power purchase” agreement between National Grid Rhode Island and DWW...
NATIONAL GRID has agreed to rebate $7.9 million to ratepayers as the result of a settlement with the state over over-collections that occurred after the 2017 corporate tax rate cut. / COURTESY NATIONAL GRID

National Grid signs settlement to return $7.9M to ratepayers related to...

PROVIDENCE – National Grid Rhode Island signed a settlement to reimburse ratepayers $7.9 million related to rate overcollection following federal corporate tax rate cuts...
STATE OFFICIALS are scheduled to take a final vote in June on Invenergy Thermal Development LLC's proposed 1,080-megawatt power plant in Burrillville . / COURTESY INVENERGY LLC

Final decision on proposed Burrillville power plant set for June

WARWICK – A decision that’s been several years in the making is finally scheduled to happen in June.The state Energy Facility Siting Board is...
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