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The price of wholesale electricity and natural gas in N.E. increases...

PROVIDENCE – The average price of wholesale electricity in New England increased 28.3 percent year over year in 2018 to $43.54 per megawatt-hour from...
THE BLOCK ISLAND WIND FARM was designed to be the first of many such offshore wind energy projects designed and built in Rhode Island. But it is no longer clear if that will be the case. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

Do you care if Rhode Island has a large-scale wind-energy production...

More than a decade ago, former Gov. Donald L. Carcieri proposed making Rhode Island the leader in developing offshore wind energy. The Block Island...

Sosnowski to chair re-established Senate Task Force on Fisheries

PROVIDENCE – Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio, D-Providence, has re-established the Senate Task Force on Fisheries, to be chaired by Sen. V. Susan Sosnowski,...
THE WOOD-PAWCATUCK WATERSHED Wild and Scenic River bill has been signed into law, designating river sections in the watershed as part of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers program. Above, the Beaver River. / COURTESY WOOD PAWCATUCK WATERSHED ASSOCIATION/ELISE TORELLO

Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed protection signed into federal law

PROVIDENCE – The Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed Wild and Scenic River bill was signed into law, Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., announced Tuesday, permanently designating river segments...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH has decided to hold off on regulation a group of chemicals, called PFAS, sometimes found in water supplies and soil.

State waits on regulating ’emerging chemical of concern’

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island state health officials are holding off regulating a group of man-made chemicals used in non-stick products that are linked to...
THE AVERAGE WHOLESALE price of electricity and natural gas increased 28.3 percent and 30.1 percent, respectively, from 2017 to 2018. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

The price of wholesale electricity and natural gas in N.E. increases...

PROVIDENCE – The average price of wholesale electricity in New England increased 28.3 percent from 2017 to 2018, from $33.94 per megawatt-hour to $43.54...

People’s Credit Union announces solar energy partnership

MIDDLETOWN – People’s Credit Union said it is supporting the development of clean, renewable energy through a solar credit agreement with Kearsarge Energy, a...
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PBN on WJAR-TV, March 11, 2019

Can the Ocean State stay in the race for offshore wind-energy profits?Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s Coffee...
RHODE ISLAND gas prices increased 4 cents this week to $2.40 per gallon. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/AKOS STILLER

R.I. gas prices up 4 cents, Mass. gas prices up 3...

PROVIDENCE – The average price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island increased 4 cents to $2.40 per gallon, 7 cents lower than...
IMPROVEMENTS UNDERWAY: ProvPort Terminal Manager Chris Waterson identifies a section of the port that will handle wind turbines. The port is undergoing improvements after voters in 2016 approved $20 million in upgrades.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO


Can the Ocean State stay in the race for offshore wind-energy...

The nation’s first offshore wind farm is spinning off Block Island. But Rhode Island appears to be playing catch-up to neighboring Massachusetts in preparing...
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