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REALLY NOT NEEDED? The proposed natural gas-fired power plant in Burrillville was rejected over the summer by state regulators after the company proposing to build it, Invenergy, could not prove to the state Energy Facility Siting Board that it was needed. Now a study by the Rocky Mountain Institute questions whether nearly all plants across the nation such as this will be economically feasible at all within a decade and a half, thus supporting more investments in renewable energy. / COURTESY INVENERGY LLC

Should Rhode Island – or any state – be permitting new...

A study released Sept. 9 said that by 2035 it will be more expensive to operate 90% of natural gas-fired power plants being considered...
GAS PRICES in Rhode Island and Massachusetts declined 4 cents this week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/PAUL THOMAS

R.I., Mass. gas prices dip 4 cents this week

PROVIDENCE – The average price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island declined 4 cents this week to $2.52 per gallon, 4 cents...
ACCORDING TO a new study, by 2035, it will be more expensive to run 90% of gas plants being proposed in the U.S. than it will be to build new wind and solar farms equipped with storage systems. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MARTIN DIVISEK

Gas plants will get crushed by wind, solar by 2035, study...

SAN FRANCISCO – Natural gas-fired power plants, which have crushed the economics of coal, are on the path to being undercut themselves by renewable...

Tidal power projects slow down as offshore wind power jumps ahead

PROVIDENCE – Tidal- and wave-energy programs at Brown University, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and University of Rhode Island have ramped down research and commercial...

R.I. gas prices tick down 3 cents this week

PROVIDENCE – The average price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline declined 3 cents to $2.56 per gallon, 1 cent below the national average of...

Commerce approves incentives for wind-turbine maintenance company

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Commerce Corp. board of directors approved up to $886,250 over 10 years in Qualified Jobs Incentives for Boston Energy Wind...
THE R.I. COMMERCE CORP. board of directors approved incentives valued at up to $886,250 over 10 years for Boston Energy Wind Power Services to create more than 50 jobs in the state. The United Kingdom-based company is a subsidiary of Bostonair Group.

Commerce approves incentives for wind turbine maintenance company

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Commerce Corp. board of directors approved up to $886,250 over 10 years in Qualified Jobs Incentives for Boston Energy Wind...
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP said he is not willing to risk U.S. wealth derived from energy sales on wind energy. Above, the Block Island wind farm. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

Trump says he’s unwilling to risk U.S. energy wealth for windmill...

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said he was not willing to sacrifice the abundant energy wealth of the United States on “dreams” such as...
THE AVERAGE PRICE of gas in Rhode Island declined 4 cents to $2.59 per gallon. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

R.I., Mass. gas prices decline this week

PROVIDENCE – The average price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island declined 4 cents this week to $2.59 per gallon, level with...
THE AVERAGE PRICE OF gas in Rhode Island could decline 25 cents from summer to fall this year. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/PAUL THOMAS

AAA: R.I. gas prices could drop 25 cents from summer...

PROVIDENCE – Gasoline prices in Rhode Island and the rest of the Northeast are expected to fall by 25 cents from the summer to...
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