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RGGI-style transit funds in R.I. future

On Dec. 18, 12 Northeastern states, including Rhode Island, and the District of Columbia announced that they had agreed to implement a cap-and-trade regime...
RHODE ISLAND WAS ONE OF NINE states and the District of Columbia that have agreed to create a transportation emissions cap-and-trade program designed to decrease the use of fossil fuels and fund green technology and other projects. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

R.I. joins partnership developing transportation emission cap/trade program

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island was among nine Northeast and mid-Atlantic states and Washington, D.C., Tuesday announcing a partnership in a project designed to create...
AN AERIAL VIEW shows more than 9,000 solar panels clustered to form the A Street solar energy farm, located at a former landfill in Johnston. The facility will be used to generate power for Johnston and Providence. / COURTESY SOUTHERN SKY RENEWABLE ENERGY RI

Which do you think is better for Rhode Island’s environment: Building...

Even as more utility-scale solar energy facilities are being built in Rhode Island, there is a backlash against where they are being sited. Many...
THE R.I. DEM announced $67,237 in grants to support four Rhode Island farms in their installation of solar arrays to offset costs and to "green" their operations.

DEM announces $67.2K in grants to 4 farms for solar arrays

PROVIDENCE – Four Rhode Island farms received a combined $67,237 to install solar arrays, the R.I. Department of Environmental management announced Tuesday.The grants, made...
ISO NEW ENGLAND expects the New England grid to have enough resources to handle energy and fuel demands in the coming winter. / COURTESY ISO NEW ENGLAND

ISO New England expects to have adequate energy and fuel resources...

PROVIDENCE – ISO New England, operator of the New England electricity grid, said Wednesday that it expects to have enough resources to meet consumer...
MOST CITIES AND TOWNS in Rhode Island buy their energy through a consortium established by the Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns in 1999: the Rhode Island Energy Aggregation Program. Tuesday, the league announced it has selected two new firms to supply electricity and related services through the program.

Two firms enter Rhode Island’s municipal energy market

PROVIDENCE – An energy company and a nonprofit consortium have reached an agreement to supply many of Rhode Island’s public schools and other municipal...
NATURAL GAS for December delivery rose as much as 20 percent to $4.929 per million British thermal units, the highest since February 2014. / BLOOMBERG NEWS

Natural gas soars 20% in U.S. on concerns about winter supplies

NEW YORK - Natural gas soared the most in nine years as forecasts for lingering U.S. cold spurred concern that supplies may not be...
GREEN DEVELOPMENT has applied for height variances for three turbines in the Providence port area. The turbines would be 364 feet tall. / COURTESY GOOGLE INC.

Providence zoning board to consider 3 new 364-ft. turbines at waterfront

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Zoning Board of Review will consider two proposals for the construction of three wind turbines on the Providence waterfront at...
PITCHING IN: From left, National Grid Rhode Island employees Walter Palmer and Chelsea Perkins help paint a room at a homeless shelter for the Community Care Alliance in Woonsocket on Oct. 19. National Grid employees volunteer their time for a variety of causes throughout the state.
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELeY

National Grid empowers employees’ community service

Business Excellence Awards 2018 Community involvement: National Grid Rhode IslandNational Grid Rhode Island dives right in when it comes to community service – or at...

S.K. businesses take advantage of RIIB energy-efficiency financing

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Three businesses in the town have recently taken advantage of a Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank program to help businesses finance their...
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