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THE AVERAGE WHOLESALE price of electricity and natural gas increased 28.3 percent and 30.1 percent, respectively, from 2017 to 2018. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

The price of wholesale electricity and natural gas in N.E. increases...

PROVIDENCE – The average price of wholesale electricity in New England increased 28.3 percent from 2017 to 2018, from $33.94 per megawatt-hour to $43.54...
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PBN on WJAR-TV, March 11, 2019

Can the Ocean State stay in the race for offshore wind-energy profits?Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s Coffee...
SPINNING NOWHERE? The Block Island Wind Farm may have been the first offshore energy project to start operations in the United States, but the benefits that it promised Rhode Island have yet to materialize. 
 / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

Is R.I. going to see the promise of wind energy blow...

The Block Island Wind Farm is a rightful point of pride for Rhode Island. The first offshore wind-energy project installed and doing what it...
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PBN on WJAR-TV, March 5, 2019

Rhode Island’s solar industry has grown with the help of state incentives. What happens when they run out?Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy...
THE National Weather Service has issued a high wind speed warning for Rhode Island and Massachusetts Monday. The winds have caused outages across the region. / COURTESY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

Strong winds cause outages in R.I., Mass.

PROVIDENCE - High winds and snow squalls hit Rhode Island Monday, with winds causing power outages across the state.The National Weather Service issued a...
CLEAN ENERGY BUT NOT CLEAN PROCESS: While offshore-wind energy production is coming on a large scale to the region – pictured here is one of the five Block Island Wind Farm turbines – the contracts involving the electricity are anything but clear. 
 / COURTESY RICH PAYNE

Wind-energy savings obscured by speculation, despite promises

Revolution Wind, developed jointly by Ørsted US Offshore Wind and Eversource, is expected to supply enough wind-generated electricity to fill nearly one-quarter of the...
A REPORT included with National Grid's filing with R.I. DPUC estimates that the Revolution Wind farm, in tandem with the Connecticut Revolution Wind project and the Vineyard Wind project in Massachusetts, will have a net direct and indirect cost benefit of $91.6 million over more than 20 years. The Block Island Wind Farm is seen in the photograph. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

Revolution Wind R.I. benefit projected to include Mass., Conn. projects too

PROVIDENCE – National Grid Rhode Island says that its proposed contract with Ørsted US Offshore Wind and Eversource will have a net direct and...
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

Have the tariffs on imported solar panels been worth it?

When the Trump administration put tariffs on imported solar panels (mainly from China), the solar power industry expected that it would suffer as a...

Ørsted enters partnership with Eversource for Revolution Wind and N.Y. wind...

PROVIDENCE – Ørsted U.S. Offshore Wind and Eversource have entered into a partnership, with Eversource paying Ørsted $225 million for a 50 percent interest...
NATIONAL GRID has submitted its contract with Orsted for the 400-megawatt offshore wind farm Revolution Wind to the R.I. Office of Energy Resources and the Division of Public Utilities and Carriers. Pictured is the Block Island Wind Farm. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

National Grid submits Revolution Wind contract for review

PROVIDENCE – National Grid Rhode Island has signed a contract with Orsted US Offshore Wind for the 400-megawatt offshore wind farm Revolution Wind and...
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