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GAS PRICES IN RHODE ISLAND declined 2 cents to $2.34 per gallon this week. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/AKOS STILLER

Gas prices in R.I., Mass. tick down this week

PROVIDENCE – The average price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island declined 2 cents this week to $2.34 per gallon, 8 cents...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO announced the launch of a $1.45 million emergency loan fund for small businesses on Aquidneck Island directly impacted by the gas shutoff last week. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I., National Grid announce aid for Aquidneck Island small businesses

NEWPORT – Rhode Island has created a $1.45 million loan fund for small businesses directly affected by the gas outage on Aquidneck Island, Gov....
NATIONAL GRID Rhode Island has completed phase 1 in its restoration of gas service to affected Newport customers and has begun repressurizing the gas zones that were shutdown. / COURTESY NATIONAL GRID

National Grid to repressurize Newport gas system in next step to...

NEWPORT – National Grid Rhode Island has completed the first phase in its efforts to restore gas service to Newport and began repressurizing the...

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Timothy F. Horan | National Grid Rhode Island president Replacing a critical piece of energy infrastructure, such as our South Street substation, which powers most...

Fishermen to vote Jan. 28 on $6.2M offer from Vineyard Wind...

NARRAGANSETT – Vineyard Wind LLC has offered a compensation plan to fishermen for revenue lost as a result of its 84-turbine offshore wind facility,...
A NEW STUDY said that while less powerful storms would dwindle because of a shorter snow season and warmer temperatures due to climate change, regions that currently get impacted by nor’easters will continue to be impacted./ PBN FILE PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN

Climate change won’t stop East Coast’s worst storms, study finds

NEW YORK - Climate change may melt away smaller snow storms but it won’t be able to hold back more powerful East Coast systems. Minor storms that drop...
NATIONAL GRID provided updates Wednesday on efforts to restore gas service to impacted customers in Middletown and Newport. The Newport system is still in the process of being shut down customer by customer. The small Middletown system is in the process of being re-lit after successful reintroduction of gas pressure over the evening. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN

National Grid provides update on gas restoration efforts

NEWPORT – On day three of the National Grid low-pressure gas service shutdown in Middletown and Newport, officials gathered to provide updates on the...
A FORMER SAND AND GRAVEL MINING SITE IN NORTH KINGSTOWN will be transformed into 240 acres of solar arrays that will provide 40 megawatts of energy to Rhode Island’s electrical grid. Brown University will use the energy to offset 70 percent of its annual fossil fuel consumption on campus. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY/STEPHEN CROCKER /

Brown to offset fossil fuel consumption with renewable energy investments

PROVIDENCE – In the first of two planned renewable energy projects, Brown University will develop a solar facility on a former 240-acre sand and...
RHODE ISLAND properties failed to realize $44.7 million in value due to tidal flooding from increased sea level rise and from 2005 to 2017. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

R.I. property values impacted by sea level rise

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island properties failed to realize $44.7 million in increased value due to tidal flooding from rising seas from 2005 to 2017,...
NATIONAL GRID has suspended gas service to 7,100 customers on Aquidneck Island following a low-pressure gas situation Monday. Since then, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has declared a state of emergency for Newport County and activated the National Guard to assist residents. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN

State of emergency declared after 7.1K customers without gas service on...

NEWPORT – National Grid Rhode Island has suspended gas service to 7,100 gas customers due to a transmission supply issue, mostly in the city...
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