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State coastal engineer alleges SouthCoast Wind developer lied to energy regulators 

Financial headwinds aren’t the only obstacle a Massachusetts offshore wind farm developer must overcome to secure critical approvals from Rhode Island regulators. SouthCoast Wind...

Residents, activists urge lawmakers to stop Sea 3 Providence expansion

PROVIDENCE - Noxious fumes, truck traffic that rattles nearby homes with vibrations and the potential for explosions were among the warnings from residents and...
THE R.I. Energy Facility Siting Board issued its final order detailing its decision to deny a license to the proposed Clear River Energy Center, a natural gas fueled electricity generation plant in Burrillville. / COURTESY INVENERGY LLC

State board details rejection of Burrillville natural gas plant

BURRILLVILLE – The R.I. Energy Facility Siting Board on Tuesday issued a final order denying Invenergy Thermal Development LLC’s application to build the proposed...
TWO SETS OF HEARINGS on the Clear River Energy Center are scheduled for this week and next, including the final deliberations on licensing the plant by the R.I. Energy Facility Siting Board. / COURTESY INVENERGY

Burrillville power plant hearings take place this week and next

BURRILLVILLE – The fate of Invenergy Thermal Development LLC’s proposed Clear River Energy Center has the potential of being resolved this week and next. Two...
LAURA S. OLTON has been nominated by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo to chair the R.I. Public Utilities Commission. / COURTESY OFFICE OF GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO

Raimondo nominates Olton to head PUC

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has nominated Laura S. Olton to chair the R.I. Public Utilities Commission, the governor’s office announced Monday. Olton’s appointment...
STATE OFFICIALS are scheduled to take a final vote in June on Invenergy Thermal Development LLC's proposed 1,080-megawatt power plant in Burrillville . / COURTESY INVENERGY LLC

Final decision on proposed Burrillville power plant set for June

WARWICK – A decision that’s been several years in the making is finally scheduled to happen in June. The state Energy Facility Siting Board is...
CHARLESTOWN OFFICIALS have not yet determined the potential impact of a September deal made by the Narragansett Indian Tribe to offer water from an aquifer as a secondary water supply for the proposed Burrillville Clean River Energy Center./ COURTESY INVENERGY

Tribe, town not talking on water deal

Charlestown officials say they don’t know what potential impact a late September deal made by the Narragansett Indian Tribe to offer water from an...
OVERHEAD POWER LINES that currently cross the Seekonk River at India Point Park to East Providence waterfront will be rerouted to cross the river south of the Washington Bridge. / COURTESY THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Energy Facility Siting Board OKs relocation of power lines along Providence,...

WARWICK – The R.I. Energy Facility Siting Board approved a plan to relocate overhead transmission lines that currently have lattice towers in India Point...
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