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DEM awards $218K for community engagement on climate change

PROVIDENCE – Six community groups will share $218,931 in grants for projects that will provide public engagement around Rhode Island's 2025 Climate Action Strategy,...

Rhode Island Energy to seek additional 1,200 megawatts of offshore wind...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Energy will issue a request for proposals in October to bring 1,200 megawatts of new offshore wind energy to the...

Revolution Wind project gains federal approval

PROVIDENCE – The proposed Revolution Wind project has received a key environmental approval from the U.S. government, marking a significant step forward in the...

Connecticut the latest state to plan for zero-emissions cars by 2035 

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut is joining Rhode Island and other states with plans to halt the sale of new gas-powered cars by 2035.  Proposed...
THE R.I. OFFICE of Energy Resources is expected to use $6.6 million in federal grants to address resiliency threat to the state electric grid.

R.I. receiving $6.6M in federal funding for resiliency of electric grid

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Office of Energy Resources will be receiving a total of $6.6 million in federal funding, according to Gov. Daniel J....

R.I. to hire new chief resilience officer to combat climate change

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee signed an executive order Monday to reestablish the position of a R.I. chief resilience officer to lead implementation...

McKee issues executive order setting public sector emissions reduction targets

PROVIDENCE – Flanked by state agency and elected officials, Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Tuesday signed an executive order laying out new targets for...
AMPED UP: Zachary Cobb, left, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence vice president of services, and Steven Ilmrud, vice president of operations, demonstrate one of the charging stations at the North Kingstown company that are part of the company’s ambitious plans to offset the emissions it produces with renewable energy or credits by 2030. 
PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

LOST IN EMISSIONS: Businesses befuddled by state’s net-zero goals

So far, the 10 electric vehicle charging stations tucked away in the corner of the 200-space parking lot at Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Inc. haven’t...
PLUGGED IN: Zachary Cobb, left, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Inc. vice president of services, and Steven Ilmrud, vice president of operations, are knowledgeable about the state’s Act on Climate law, but many businesses aren’t. 
PBN FILE PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Business lacking bigger voice in state’s net-zero plans

Rhode Island made a landmark commitment to slashing greenhouse gases emanating from the state when the General Assembly passed the Act on Climate law...

Funding still available for electric vehicle rebate program

PROVIDENCE – The electric vehicle rebate program that began in July 2022 and administered through the R.I. Office of Energy Resources has approved 321...
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