Sunday, October 17, 2021


Natural Resources

R.I. gas prices tick up 1 cent

PROVIDENCE – The average price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island increased 1 cent week to week to $3.06 per gallon, lower...
FUTURE WORKFORCE? Rhode Island high school students participating in a career pathway program for offshore wind jobs ride in a boat circling a Block Island Wind Farm turbine. / COURTESY DOUG LEARNED/LUCKY DAWG PHOTOGRAPHY

If wind-energy jobs do come, state must be ready to fill...

After years of permitting delays and false starts, there’s again reason for optimism over the job prospects for wind energy in the Ocean State. A...

Conservation Law Foundation names new R.I. leader

PROVIDENCE – A longtime environmental advocate with economic development expertise will take the helm of the Conservation Law Foundation’s Rhode Island office. CLF in a...

R.I. gas prices edge upward to $3.04 a gallon

PROVIDENCE – The average price of self-serve, regular, unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island was $3.04 Monday, an increase of 1 cent from last week...

New commission will seek to promote forest conservation in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – Legislation that will create a forest conservation committee in Rhode Island has been passed by the General Assembly and signed into law...

E.G.’s Arctura awarded $1.15M grant from U.S. Dept. of Energy

EAST GREENWICH - Arctura, a wind-energy technology company, on Monday said it was awarded a $1.15 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. The...

CRMC chairwoman resigns

PROVIDENCE – The chairwoman of a council of state coastal regulators has resigned amid increasing scrutiny over its decisions and makeup of the appointed body. In...
WIND RESISTANCE: A lawn sign in Ocean City, N.J., opposing offshore wind turbines compares the size of the proposed turbines along the New Jersey coast with other structures such as the Washington Monument and the Statue of Liberty. / AP PHOTO/WAYNE PARRY

N.J.’s offshore wind plans facing some turbulence

OCEAN CITY, N.J. – New Jersey is moving aggressively to become the leader in the fast-growing offshore wind energy industry on the East Coast,...

National Grid proposes 16% increase in electricity rates for winter season

PROVIDENCE – National Grid Rhode Island customers would see their electricity bills rise by 16% on average this winter over current summer rates and...

Metacomet rezoning sets some limits on redevelopment, but specific plans unclear

EAST PROVIDENCE - There won’t be any hotels, funeral homes, or big-box retail stores coming to the former Metacomet Golf Club property in East...

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