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MASS. GOV. Charlie Baker declared a state of emergency following explosions and fires related to gas lines operated by Columbia Gas. Baker criticized the company's response and put Eversource Energy in charge of the recovery efforts. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/SCOTT EISEN

WCVB: Gov. Baker declares state of emergency following gas fires, puts...

PROVIDENCE – Following the gas explosions in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover, Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker has declared a state of emergency and replaced...
WINTER ALL YEAR LONG: State utility regulators approved a request by National Grid to raise electric rates again this winter, but will spread out the increases over a one-year period to lessen the monthly impact on ratepayers' bills. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN

Regulators approve winter electricity rate increases with more to follow

WARWICK – State utility regulators voted Monday to approve higher winter electricity rates, beginning in October, but this time the increases are planned to...
REGULAR GAS prices in Rhode Island declined 2 cents this week to average $2.86 per gallon, 3 cents above the national average. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/AKOS STILLER

R.I. gas prices fall 2 cents, Mass. gas gains 2 cents...

PROVIDENCE – The average price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island declined 2 cents this week to $2.86 per gallon, 3 cents...
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Can a former teacher-turned-House-minority firebrand capture the attention of voters...

Patricia Morgan has made a political career of standing up to power.A vocal critic of the truck tolls enacted this year in Rhode Island...
WHILE IT IS THE ONLY CURRENTLY operating wind energy facility in the United States, the Block Island Wind Farm is just the first of many, according to the latest U.S. Department of Energy report. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

Federal reports: Wind energy market gains momentum

PROVIDENCE – When it comes to clean energy, the answer is increasingly blowing in the wind – and Rhode Island is playing its part...
THE AVERAGE PRICE of sel-serve, unleaded regular gasoline in Rhode Island remained unchanged at $2.88 per gallon this week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

R.I. gas prices hold, Mass. gas prices fall 1 cent

PROVIDENCE – Prices for regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island remained at $2.88 per gallon this week, according to AAA Northeast, 5 cents below...
VINEYARD WIND, the Massachusetts wind project to be built off the coast of Martha's Vineyard, will provide electricity at an average price of 6.5 cents per kilowatt hour in 2017 dollars over the course of a 20-year contract, significantly less than previous wind cost estimates or offerings. Above, the Block Island Wind Farm operated by Deepwater Wind, the first offshore wind farm in the United States. / COURTESY DEEPWATER

Vineyard Wind project energy costs less than from conventional sources

PROVIDENCE – Earlier this month, the wholesale price of electricity (including renewable energy certificates) to be generated by the 800-megawatt Vineyard Wind project was...
A PORTION of the sea2shore transmission cable that connects Block Island's power grid to the mainland, and transmits the electricity generated by the Block Island Wind Farm as well, has become exposed in shallow water off the shore of Town Beach. Officials are meeting with National Grid to discuss solutions. / COURTESY DEEPWATER LLC

Block Island Times: sea2shore wind farm transmission cable exposed near shore

NEW SHOREHAM – The sea2shore transmission cable for the Block Island Wind Farm project, which was installed by National Grid Rhode Island, is exposed...
WHILE LICENSED TO OPERATE, the anaerobic digester located at the Central Landfill in Johnston and built by Blue Sphere Corp., is still not operating anywhere near full capacity, citing issues with cold winter weather. / COURTESY BLUE SPHERE CORP.

Winter weather continues to delay anaerobic digester start

JOHNSTON – Anaerobic digestion was meant to be the answer to Rhode Island’s 2016 food-waste ban, but more than six months after the licensure...
RHODE ISLAND RANKED No. 22 for lowest average monthly energy costs in the nation, according to the most recent WalletHub report. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

Report: R.I. has 22nd-lowest energy costs in the nation

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has the No. 22 lowest energy costs in the nation, according to a WalletHub ranking issued Wednesday.In its report, Wallethub...
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