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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...

The nation’s only multistate cap-and-trade accord, RGGI has been a financial...

Drs. Ralph and Amy Pratt consider themselves environmentally conscious business owners.As veterinarians, and owners of the West Greenwich Animal Hospital, the husband and wife...
THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT and partners announced nearly $90,000 in grants to support solar projects at seven local farms across the state.

DEM announces $90K in grants to help farms go green

PROVIDENCE - Seven farms across the state have received grants to support renewable alternatives and energy efficiency totaling $89,755, the R.I. Department of Environmental...
SourceS: R.I. Department of Labor and Training Quarterly census of ­employment and wage data; PBN research / PBN GRAPHIC Lisa Lagreca

In emerging R.I. energy sector, men still dominate

In 2015, the state’s workforce comprised 51 percent men and 48.9 percent women, and women made 77 cents compared to every dollar earned by...
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