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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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WASTE NOT: Earthly co-founders Frank Mastrobuono, left, and Mike Kowalczyk, center, pick up food waste at Empire Tea & Coffee in Newport. Earthly produces worm castings, a natural fertilizer. Mastrobuono shows the finished potting mix, as Kowalczyk and Empire manager Josh Unorski talk. 
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Earthly makes sure discarded food isn’t wasted

Innovative Companies | Energy & the EnvironmentWorm manure, known as castings, helps cannabis grow, the minds behind North Kingstown-based Earthly Solutions Inc. have discovered.Frank...
UNTIED STATES jobless claims increased by 12,000 to 214,000 last week, elevated by areas impacted by Hurricane Florence. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Jobless claims surge in storm-hit Carolinas, boosting U.S. total

NEW YORK - Filings for United States unemployment benefits rose last week, reflecting jumps in states hit by Hurricane Florence, though the national figure remains...
CLARKE INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING INC., doing business as Clarke Valve, announced that it has finsihed a $5.5 million Series B investment round, bringing the company's Series B investment total to $15.5 million.

Clarke Valve completes $5.5M Series B funding round

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Clarke Industrial Engineering Inc. completed a $5.5 million round of Series B funding Wednesday. The company, which does business under the...
DOMINION ENERGY has agreed to sell the Manchester Street Power Station in Providence as well as a power station in Pennsylvania for a combined $1.2 billion to Starwood Energy Group Global LLC. / COURTESY DOMINION ENERGY

Dominion agrees to sell Manchester Street Power Station as part of...

PROVIDENCE – Dominion Energy has entered an agreement to sell the Manchester Street Power Station in Providence as part of a $1.2 billion sale...
RHODE ISLAND regular gas prices declined 2 cents this week, while Massachusetts gas prices declined 1 cent, with both states' gas prices averaging $2.83 per gallon. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO.LUKE SHARRETT

R.I. and Mass. gas prices average $2.83 per gallon this week

PROVIDENCE – The average price of a gallon of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island decreased 2 cents this week to $2.83 per...
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With Lindsay McGovern

Lindsay McGovern| Vice president, Southern Sky Renewable Energy R.I.1. Describe your company and the services you provide. We are committed to protecting the...
NEW ENGLAND POWER POOL, which represents National Grid Rhode Island and other utility companies in the region, is being pressured to open its proceedings to the public. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

New England energy industry group pressured to hold public meetings

PROVIDENCE – New England Power Pool, which represents utility companies in Rhode Island and throughout the region, is being pressured by a consumer advocacy...

Feds use offshore-drilling money for conservation, R.I. gets nearly $1M

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is getting nearly $1 million in federal money – much of it from selling offshore-drilling rights – to pay for...
THE AVERAGE price of regular gas in Rhode Island was $2.85 per gallon, the same as the national average and 1 cent higher than Massachusetts this week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

R.I. gas prices fall 1 cent, Mass. prices tick up

PROVIDENCE – The average price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island declined 1 cent this week to $2.85 per gallon, level with...

Nature’s Trust RI petitions RIDEM to implement climate change regulations

PROVIDENCE – Nature’s Trust Rhode Island has petitioned the R.I. Department of Environmental Management to put regulations in place to ensure the state “does...
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A summit on the topics of diversity and inclusion will be held at the start of the awards program. Attendees will learn from experts during a discussion of best practices. For details, including the list of winners, panelists and ticket information, click below.

Wednesday December 5, 2018

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8am–11am