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GINA M. RAIMONDO signed an executive order Friday that commits the state to a goal of sourcing electricity from 100% renewable sources by 2030. / PBN FILE PHOTO/
MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo signs executive order to commit state to 100% renewable electricity...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo signed an executive order Friday that directs the Office of Energy Resources to conduct an energy-market analysis and...
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...
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five questions with Becca Trietch

Becca Trietch | Administrator of energy efficiency programs, R.I. Office of Energy Resources 1. Why should R.I. residents and businesses be concerned about energy...
SMART TECH: From left, Todd Griffith, associate professor at the University of Texas at Dallas; Mario Rotea, professor at the University of Texas at Dallas; Neal Fine, CEO of Aquanis; and John Cooney, chief technology officer of Aquanis, at a conference held in Denver on July 8-10. Aquanis develops smart-blade technology for wind turbines.
 / COURTESY AQUANIS

Aquanis looks to curb wind-energy costs

From the ground, wind-turbine blade rotation appears nearly effortless, as though the spinning is entirely propelled by air currents. In reality, the movement and the...

Fighting climate change is good business

The New York State Assembly recently passed what Gov. Andrew Cuomo called the most aggressive clean-energy target in the United States, requiring New York...
RHODE ISLAND WAS ONE OF NINE states and the District of Columbia that have agreed to create a transportation emissions cap-and-trade program designed to decrease the use of fossil fuels and fund green technology and other projects. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

R.I. joins partnership developing transportation emission cap/trade program

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island was among nine Northeast and mid-Atlantic states and Washington, D.C., Tuesday announcing a partnership in a project designed to create...
FOCUSED: Gina M. Raimondo is running against Matt Brown in the Democratic Party primary Sept. 12. She’s touting her role in getting Rhode Islanders back to work and efforts to boost job training.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Governor’s push for clean energy moves forward on eve of primary...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's clean energy plan for Rhode Island is moving forward this week, the state announced on the eve of...
THE OCEAN STATE's transportation infrastructure is known to be decaying, as shown in this photo of the Tobey Street on-ramp to Route 6 West, one of the contributing factors to the state initiating its RhodeWorks program. What should the state's priorities be when it comes to infrastructure investments? / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Which of these areas of infrastructure investment do you think is...

The second Rhode Island Infrastructure Summit will take place on Sept. 17, and the topic it will take on is an important one for...
SHINING EXAMPLE: Workers install solar panels at East Providence Forbes Street project, due for completion in 2017. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

R.I. company plans to create 500 jobs for solar panel projects

NORTH KINGSTOWN – A North Kingstown company developing clean energy projects plans to create roughly 500 jobs, with hiring starting next year, for two...

R.I. falling behind clean-energy goals report finds, state officials disagree

PROVIDENCE – With its wind and solar projects, Rhode Island is known for doing its part in the march toward so-called “clean” energy production....

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