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WHILE IT IS THE ONLY CURRENTLY operating wind energy facility in the United States, the Block Island Wind Farm is just the first of many, according to the latest U.S. Department of Energy report. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

Federal reports: Wind energy market gains momentum

PROVIDENCE – When it comes to clean energy, the answer is increasingly blowing in the wind – and Rhode Island is playing its part...
THE AVERAGE PRICE of sel-serve, unleaded regular gasoline in Rhode Island remained unchanged at $2.88 per gallon this week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

R.I. gas prices hold, Mass. gas prices fall 1 cent

PROVIDENCE – Prices for regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island remained at $2.88 per gallon this week, according to AAA Northeast, 5 cents below...
VINEYARD WIND, the Massachusetts wind project to be built off the coast of Martha's Vineyard, will provide electricity at an average price of 6.5 cents per kilowatt hour in 2017 dollars over the course of a 20-year contract, significantly less than previous wind cost estimates or offerings. Above, the Block Island Wind Farm operated by Deepwater Wind, the first offshore wind farm in the United States. / COURTESY DEEPWATER

Vineyard Wind project energy costs less than from conventional sources

PROVIDENCE – Earlier this month, the wholesale price of electricity (including renewable energy certificates) to be generated by the 800-megawatt Vineyard Wind project was...
A PORTION of the sea2shore transmission cable that connects Block Island's power grid to the mainland, and transmits the electricity generated by the Block Island Wind Farm as well, has become exposed in shallow water off the shore of Town Beach. Officials are meeting with National Grid to discuss solutions. / COURTESY DEEPWATER LLC

Block Island Times: sea2shore wind farm transmission cable exposed near shore

NEW SHOREHAM – The sea2shore transmission cable for the Block Island Wind Farm project, which was installed by National Grid Rhode Island, is exposed...
WHILE LICENSED TO OPERATE, the anaerobic digester located at the Central Landfill in Johnston and built by Blue Sphere Corp., is still not operating anywhere near full capacity, citing issues with cold winter weather. / COURTESY BLUE SPHERE CORP.

Winter weather continues to delay anaerobic digester start

JOHNSTON – Anaerobic digestion was meant to be the answer to Rhode Island’s 2016 food-waste ban, but more than six months after the licensure...
RHODE ISLAND RANKED No. 22 for lowest average monthly energy costs in the nation, according to the most recent WalletHub report. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

Report: R.I. has 22nd-lowest energy costs in the nation

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has the No. 22 lowest energy costs in the nation, according to a WalletHub ranking issued Wednesday.In its report, Wallethub...
RHODE ISLAND regular gas prices decreased 2 cents this week to an average $2.90 per gallon, 4 cents above the national average. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

AAA Northeast: Gas prices in R.I. fall 2 cents, rise 2...

PROVIDENCE – The average cost for self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline has declined in Rhode Island this week but increased in Massachusetts, according to AAA...

“PowerDocks Wins 2018 Electric & Hybrid Marine Industry Innovation of...

Newport, RI / Fall River, MA – PowerDocks, LLC announces the winning of the Electric & Hybrid Marine Industry acclaimed Innovation of Year Award...
THE REGIONAL GREENHOUSE GAS Initiative completed its 40th auction, selling carbon dioxide allowances for a clearing price of $4.02, generating a total of $55.4 million for the nine participating states. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

RGGI sells $55.4M in CO2 allowances at 40th auction

PROVIDENCE – The nine New England and Mid-Atlantic states participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Inc. auctioned 13.7 million carbon dioxide allowances at...
DEEPWATER WIND'S Revolution Wind project will also include 200 MW of generating capacity for Connecticut in addition to Rhode Island's 400 MW capacity. / COURTESY DEEPWATER WIND

Deepwater Wind to add 200MW for Conn. at Revolution Wind site

PROVIDENCE – Deepwater Wind LLC has been chosen by Connecticut to provide 200 megawatts of energy from the company’s Revolution Wind project, the Conn....
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