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RGGI generates $23.9M for R.I. from 2015-2017 at auction

PROVIDENCE – A new report from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative said the program generated $23.9 million for Rhode Island from 2015-2017. The report was...
THE 450-MEGAWATT Manchester Street power plant in Providence, above, burns natural gas and must buy RGGI permits to cover its emissions. / COURTESY DOMINION ENERGY

RGGI report: Program generates $23.9M for R.I. from 2015-2017 at auction

PROVIDENCE – A new report from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative said that the program generated $23.9 million in revenue for Rhode Island from...
THE R.I. DIVISION OF PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS has asked National Grid Rhode Island to pare its proposed rate increase by 75.2 percent. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/STEVE HOCKSTEIN

R.I. wants 75% cut to National Grid proposed rate hike

PROVIDENCE – State regulators have proposed cutting a $45.8 million annual increase to National Grid Rhode Island gas and electricity rates by 75.2 percent. The...
NATIONAL GRID RHODE ISLAND has been named one of 30 finalists in the nation for the 2018 Secretary of Defense Employer Freedom Award. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN

National Grid Rhode Island named finalist for Secretary of Defense Employer...

PROVIDENCE – National Grid Rhode Island has been named a finalist for the 2018 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the Employer Support...
PREVIEWING A DPUC REPORT, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo was critical of National Grid's performance in the wake of a late October storm that left hundreds of thousands of Rhode Islanders in the dark. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN

‘Rhode Islanders deserve better’ than National Grid’s recent performance, says Raimondo

PROVIDENCE – Previewing a forthcoming report detailing the performance of National Grid PLC in the wake of a particularly damaging October 2017 storm, Gov....
THE PRICE FOR SELF-SERVE, UNLEADED REGULAR GASOLINE in Rhode Island fell 3 cents per gallon to $2.53 over the last week, even as it remained at $2.50 in Massachusetts, AAA Northeast said. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

R.I. gas prices fall 3 cents even as Mass. gas remains...

PROVIDENCE – The price of self-serve, unleaded regular gasoline fell 3 cents per gallon in the last week, according to AAA Northeast data released...
THE PRICE OF REGULAR gasoline in Rhode Island increased 3 cents this week to $2.51 per gallon. / BLOOMERG FILE PHOTO/PAUL THOMAS

R.I., Mass. gas prices rise

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island saw a 4 cent increase in the average price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline per gallon this week, according to...
A RENDERING of the proposed natural gas-powered electrical plant in Burrillville. / COURTESY INVENERGY LLC

Hearing on possible suspension of Burrillville power plant canceled

PROVIDENCE – State regulators have canceled an upcoming hearing on whether to suspend Invenergy Thermal Development LLC’s application to build a power plant in...

Most-read stories of 2017, PBN.com

1 2017 40 Under Forty winners chosen POSTED ONLINE: June 16 Providence Business News has chosen the winners for its 13th 40 Under Forty program, to...
A BEAUTIFUL SIGHT? The proposal by the U.S. Department of the Interior to allow oil and gas drilling on all of the United States’ continental shelf – such as this rig off the coast of Long Beach, Calif. – has brought swift negative reactions, including from Rhode Island officials. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TIM RUE

Drilling off the coast is not 
a good idea for R.I....

When the Trump administration released plans to allow offshore drilling for oil and gas on 90 percent of the United States’ continental shelf, including...
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