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CAROL GRANT, commissioner of the R.I. Office of Energy Resources, is retiring effective Jan. 10. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. Energy Commissioner Grant to retire

PROVIDENCE – State Energy Commissioner Carol Grant is retiring from her role effective Jan. 10, the R.I. Department of Administration announced Friday. Grant was confirmed...

R.I.’s first community solar project opens in Burrillville

BURRILLVILLE – The R.I. Office of Energy Resources celebrated the start of operations for the state’s first community solar project under the Community Remote...

6 R.I. towns and school districts join energy savings program

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Office of Energy Resources has partnered with three municipalities and three school districts to aid them in efforts to conserve...

Mixed signals on solar expansion

The solar industry has a firm foothold in Rhode Island, but a consequential issue is arising – how to best manage the industry’s growth. For...
VERDE VINEYARD in Johnston will receive $20,000 from the Rhode Island Farm Energy Program to install a hybrid system of backup batteries for its solar and geothermal energy system to power critical winery operations during power outages. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

4 R.I. farms to receive $78.8K to green operations

PROVIDENCE – Four farms are scheduled to receive a combined $78,765 in Rhode Island Farm Energy Program grants to “green” their operations, the R.I....
IMPROVEMENTS UNDERWAY: ProvPort Terminal Manager Chris Waterson identifies a section of the port that will handle wind turbines. The port is undergoing improvements after voters in 2016 approved $20 million in upgrades.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Can the Ocean State stay in the race for offshore wind-energy...

The nation’s first offshore wind farm is spinning off Block Island. But Rhode Island appears to be playing catch-up to neighboring Massachusetts in preparing...
GREEN ENERGY: David Lamb, assistant director of utilities management at the University of Rhode Island, and Marcia Garcia, URI’s sustainability officer, stand among a field of solar panels in South Kingstown. The solar array is part of the 40-megawatt South Kingstown Solar Collaboration facility, of which URI is one of three partners. 

R.I.’s solar industry has grown with the help of state incentives....

After stints in the California, Nevada and Texas solar-energy industries, Kenny Hsieh learned of the financial incentives offered in Rhode Island, picked up his...
A REPORT included with National Grid's filing with R.I. DPUC estimates that the Revolution Wind farm, in tandem with the Connecticut Revolution Wind project and the Vineyard Wind project in Massachusetts, will have a net direct and indirect cost benefit of $91.6 million over more than 20 years. The Block Island Wind Farm is seen in the photograph. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

Revolution Wind R.I. benefit projected to include Mass., Conn. projects too

PROVIDENCE – National Grid Rhode Island says that its proposed contract with Ørsted US Offshore Wind and Eversource will have a net direct and...
PROJECTS AKIN to the Block Island Wind Farm , developed by Deepwater Wind, will require significant port acreage. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

Can R.I. ride wind-energy wave?

Rhode Island has invested heavily in its port infrastructure in recent years, to retrofit what had been created with the last century’s industries in...
STATE ENERGY COMMISSIONER Carol Grant says the new Block Island Wind Farm, above, and the state’s energy-efficiency programs will help the state reach Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s goal of generating 1,000 megawatts of renewable energy by 2020. / COURTESY DEEPWATER WIND

Raimondo sets new energy goal for end of summer

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced Monday that she has directed her energy team to collaborate with state utilities to issue a Request For...

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