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THE R.I OER, R.I. DEM AND COMMERCE RI endorsed the Revolution Wind Farm and the contract between National Grid Rhode Island and Orsted in advisory opinions Friday. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

OER, DEM and Commerce RI support Revolution Wind contract in advisory...

PROVIDENCE - The R.I. Commerce Corp., the R.I. Office of Energy Resources and the R.I. Department of Environmental Management filed advisory opinions on the...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Environmental Management has reminded local food and farming businesses that there is $270,000 in grants available for small businesses via two grant programs.

DEM makes $270,000 in grants available for food and farming businesses

PROVIDENCE – The R.I Department of Environmental Management reminded local farm and food businesses Thursday that $270,000 in funding is available to support local...

Study recommends long-term investment to improve R.I. park system

PROVIDENCE – A “strategic, sustained, long-term investment to increase the self-sufficiency and economic potential” of the state’s park system is needed, the R.I. Department...

Raimondo, DEM announce $210K in grants to local farmers, community groups

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo joined the R.I. Department of Environmental Management and partners May 30 at the Statehouse to announce more than...
RHODE ISLAND WILL USE its $14.4 million from a federal settlement over diesel fuel emissions to fund electric buses and charging stations for electric vehicles along the I-95 corridor. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/KRISZTIAN BOCSI

R.I. plans to use $14.4M from Volkswagen settlement to fund electric...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s money from the Volkswagen AG diesel fuel emissions scandal settlement will be used to pay for electric buses and to...
JANET L. COIT, director of the R.I. Department of Environmental Management, highlighted the benefits of $3 million in matching grants that DEM made to 15 municipalities to develop or renovate recreational facilities. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

DEM awards $3M for recreation projects in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management awarded $3 million in matching grants to 15 municipalities to develop or renovate recreational facilities, Gov....

Possibly another ‘60 days’ until Shooters site plans are submitted, says...

PROVIDENCE - While 60 percent of the design phase for the redevelopment of 25 India St. in Providence, the former Shooters nightclub property, has...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Environmental Management received several reports of storm-related debris washing ashore in communities along the upper part of Narragansett Bay./COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

Debris washes ashore in R.I. upper bay communities

PROVIDENCE – A recent storm inundated the East Providence wastewater treatment center, causing pinwheel-looking debris to wash ashore in a number of coastal communities.The...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF Environmental Management announced that in partnership with The Nature Conservancy, the Champlin Foundation and the Rhode Island Agricultural Lands Preservation Commission, the development rights of 369 acres of farmland in Exeter had been acquired from Earl Adams. / COURTESY THE NATURE CONSERVANCY

DEM announces $3.3M purchase of development rights of 369 acres of...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management on Tuesday announced the acquisition of the development rights to 369 acres in Exeter from Earl...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL Management announced $3.75 million in Green Economy Bond matching grants to preserve green space.

R.I. DEM awards $3.75M in matching grants to preserve green space

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management awarded $3.75 million in Green Economy Bond grants to 17 projects to help communities and organizations...
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