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THE PRICE OF REGULAR gasoline in Rhode Island increased 2 cents this week to $2.65 per gallon. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

R.I. gas up 2 cents, Mass. gas up 3 cents

PROVIDENCE – The price of self-serve, regular gasoline increased 2 cents this week to $2.65 per gallon, 6 cents below the national average of...

NCFC requests New Bedford Port Authority serve as offshore wind liaison

NEW BEDFORD – The National Coalition for Fishing Communities has sent a letter to Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker calling for the New Bedford Port...
THE BLOCK ISLAND WIND FARM, developed by Deepwater Wind, was the first offshore wind farm in the United States. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

Biggest problem for U.S. offshore wind: Ports are too small

NEW YORK - U.S. offshore wind developers have a space problem.Giant windmills with rotors that can stretch as high as 600 feet above the ocean’s...
THE R.I. DIVISION OF PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS has asked National Grid Rhode Island to pare its proposed rate increase by 75.2 percent. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/STEVE HOCKSTEIN

R.I. wants 75% cut to National Grid proposed rate hike

PROVIDENCE – State regulators have proposed cutting a $45.8 million annual increase to National Grid Rhode Island gas and electricity rates by 75.2 percent.The...
REGULAR GASOLINE prices increased 3 cents in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts this week. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/PAUL THOMAS

R.I. and Mass. gas prices rise 3 cents

PROVIDENCE – The price of self-serve, regular gasoline in Rhode Island increased 3 cents this week to average $2.63 per gallon, 3 cents below...
BETTER TO BUY A BOAT? The Trump administration has rolled back Obama-era fuel efficiency standards for automobiles, something that had been put in place expressly to combat the increasing severity of weather events brought on by climate change. Will the rollback lead to even more extreme weather? / PBN FILE PHOTO/FRANK MULLIN

Do you agree with the rollback of automobile efficiency standards that...

In reversing another Obama-era rule, the Trump administration has rolled back the automobile fuel efficiency standards that were set to be in effect through...
THE CYBERATTACK last week on Energy Services Group LLC has affected Eversource’s ability to process transactions in Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Hampshire. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/BRENT LEWIN

Cyberattack may have affected some New England utility customers

NEW YORK - Eversource Energy, owner of utilities in Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Hampshire, said it has notified customers who may have been affected...
AT LEAST FIVE U.S. pipeline companies have said their electronic communications systems were shut down over the past few days, with four confirming the service disruptions were caused by a cyberattack. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/VINCENT MUNDY

Cyberattack bleeds into utility space with billing delays

NEW YORK - A cyberattack that hobbled the operations of at least four natural gas pipeline companies starting late last week also triggered changes...
REGULAR GAS PRICES in Rhode Island and Massachusetts rose 4 cents this week. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/AKOS STILLER

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

PROVIDENCE – The price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island increased 4 cents this week to average $2.60 per gallon, 6 cents...
NATIONAL GRID RHODE ISLAND has been named one of 30 finalists in the nation for the 2018 Secretary of Defense Employer Freedom Award. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN

National Grid Rhode Island named finalist for Secretary of Defense Employer...

PROVIDENCE – National Grid Rhode Island has been named a finalist for the 2018 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the Employer Support...
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