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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...
FISHING GROUPS had filed a lawsuit to stop the creation of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, and a federal appeals court has upheld an earlier decision by a federal judge to dismiss the case. PBN FILE PHOTO/JOHN LEE

Court upholds creation of national monument in Atlantic Ocean

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – A federal appeals court on Friday upheld former President Barack Obama's designation of a federally protected conservation area in the Atlantic...
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP announced via Twitter Wednesday that he will revoke California’s authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from automobiles. The decision could impact New England, as five of the six states have adopted California's greenhouse gas standards. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

California vows fight as Trump takes aim at clean-car authority

NEW YORK – President Donald Trump said he will revoke California’s authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from autos, his latest clash with the...

Invenergy applauds ‘milestone’ decision on proposed Burrillville power plant

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management announced Thursday it has found the proposed Clear River Energy Center power plant in Burrillville will...
TESTIMONY was filed to the Public Utilities Commission Friday supporting the power purchase agreement between National Grid Rhode Island and Orsted US Offshore Wind. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

More testimony filed on proposed R.I. Revolution Wind power contract

PROVIDENCE – A series of pre-filed testimony on the power purchase agreement between National Grid Rhode Island and Orsted US Offshore Wind for the...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH has decided to hold off on regulation a group of chemicals, called PFAS, sometimes found in water supplies and soil.

State waits on regulating ’emerging chemical of concern’

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island state health officials are holding off regulating a group of man-made chemicals used in non-stick products that are linked to...
ELECTRIC EYE: A series of numbers and symbols on a board depict a real-time simulation of the region's power grid. The board tells ISO New England how much electricity is needed versus how much is being produced across New England. The independent nonprofit, based in Holyoke, Mass., oversees day-to-day operations of the region's bulk power system. / COURTESY ISO NEW ENGLAND

ISO New England secures generation surplus for region’s electricity needs

PROVIDENCE – Regional regulators are confident New Englanders should be able to keep the lights on in 2021-2022 after a forward-looking auction last week...
A RENDERING of the proposed natural gas-powered electrical plant in Burrillville. / COURTESY INVENERGY

Power plant debate gets personal

In 2015, the proposal to build a new, gas-fired power plant in Burrillville was announced with budding optimism amid rising energy prices. Despite concerns raised...
A RENDERING of the proposed natural gas-powered electrical plant in Burrillville. / COURTESY INVENERGY LLC

Hearing on possible suspension of Burrillville power plant canceled

PROVIDENCE – State regulators have canceled an upcoming hearing on whether to suspend Invenergy Thermal Development LLC’s application to build a power plant in...
PETER F. KILMARTIN is the state's top attorney. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Kilmartin denounces Invenergy power plant

PROVIDENCE – Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin on Friday denounced a proposed power plant in Burrillville, saying it’s unneeded and bad for the economy...

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