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NATIONAL GRID provided updates Wednesday on efforts to restore gas service to impacted customers in Middletown and Newport. The Newport system is still in the process of being shut down customer by customer. The small Middletown system is in the process of being re-lit after successful reintroduction of gas pressure over the evening. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN

National Grid provides update on gas restoration efforts

NEWPORT – On day three of the National Grid low-pressure gas service shutdown in Middletown and Newport, officials gathered to provide updates on the...
NATIONAL GRID has suspended gas service to 7,100 customers on Aquidneck Island following a low-pressure gas situation Monday. Since then, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has declared a state of emergency for Newport County and activated the National Guard to assist residents. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN

State of emergency declared after 7.1K customers without gas service on...

NEWPORT – National Grid Rhode Island has suspended gas service to 7,100 gas customers due to a transmission supply issue, mostly in the city...
GASOLINE PRICES CONTINUED THEIR DROP, according to AAA Northeast, as traditional seasonal lowered demand combine with increasing stocks of fuel. / COURTESY AAA NORTHEAST

Gas prices still dropping in the region

PROVIDENCE - Seasonally low demand and increasing stocks of gasoline continue to drive the price of self-serve, unleaded regular fuel down, according to AAA...

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...
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