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Council members ask Providence mayor to reopen public parks

PROVIDENCE – When is a park a respite for mental health and when is it a potential problem in attracting crowds in a pandemic?...
THE AVERAGE price of regular gas in Rhode Island was $2.01 per gallon Monday. / AP FILE PHOTO/JOHN RAOUX

R.I. gas prices dip 2 cents this week

PROVIDENCE – The average price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline declined 2 cents week to week to $2.01 per gallon, 20 cents higher than...

Judge OKs referendum on Maine hydropower corridor; appeal is expected

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – An attempt to thwart a statewide vote on Central Maine Power’s proposed $1 billion hydropower transmission corridor was rejected Monday...
THE AVERAGE price of regular gas in Rhode Island declined 5 cents week to week to $2.03 per gallon. / AP FILE PHOTO/JOHN RAOUX

Gas prices in R.I. decline 5 cents this week

PROVIDENCE – The average price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island was $2.03 per gallon as of Monday, a 5-cent decline from...
THE AVERAGE price of regular gas in Rhode Island declined 9 cents week to week to $2.08 per gallon Monday. / AP FILE PHOTO/JOHN RAOUX

R.I. gas prices decline 9 cents from last week

PROVIDENCE – The average price of self-serve, regular gas in Rhode Island declined 9 cents from one week prior to $2.08 per gallon, 16...

COVID-19 will slow shift to renewable energy

The renewable energy industry, which until recently was projected to enjoy rapid growth, has run into stiff headwinds as a result of three era-defining...
THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION unanimously approved a 20-year agreement to purchase power from D.E. Shaw Renewable Investments at 5.3 cents per kilowatt-hour for energy and environmental benefits. D.E. Shaw Renewable Investments, a part of the D.E. Shaw group.

R.I. regulators OK plan to buy power from Conn. solar project

WARWICK (AP) – A contract with all three Rhode Island electric utilities to purchase power from a Connecticut solar project has received state regulatory...
THE R.I. PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION on Monday voted to extend its decision halting utility company shutoffs through April 15, impacting companies such as National Grid Rhode Island. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MARK S. MURPHY

Public Utilities Commission: no shutoffs through April 15

WARWICK – State-regulated utility companies can’t shut off service for customers through at least April 15 under a decision made by the R.I. Public...
THE AVERAGE PRICE of regular gas in Rhode Island declined 9 cents from last week to $2.17 per gallon. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

R.I. gas prices decline 9 cents amid coronavirus pandemic

PROVIDENCE – The average price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island declined 9 cents from week to week to $2.17 per gallon,...
POWER PLAYER: Matthew Morrissey, head of Northeast markets for Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind Power, says Rhode Island businesses could play a big part in offshore wind power in the coming years. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Orsted capitalizing on R.I.’s wind-farm experience

The large Danish renewable energy company Orsted swept into Rhode Island less than two years ago, acquiring Deepwater Wind LLC and its Block Island...

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