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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....

Good corporate citizenship pays off in multiple ways

What is a good corporate citizen? According to ­Corporate Responsibility Magazine, the good corporate citizen is transparent about its performance across a number of...

Environmentally sound

Does your company recycle? Yes: 100% No: 0% Has your company progressively minimized its reliance on printed materials? Yes: 100% No: 0% Has your company taken steps to reduce its...
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 NATURE CONSERVANCY has purchased a conservation easement for 82 acres of land owned by The Agawam Hunt in East Providence, with an option to buy an easement on another 40 acres of the club's land. / COURTESY NATURE CONSERVANCY

Nature Conservancy buys future development rights on E. Prov. golf club...

EAST PROVIDENCE – With the first large-scale project of its Providence Metro Program, The Nature Conservancy has purchased, for $2 million, the development rights...
BETTER TO BUY A BOAT? The Trump administration has rolled back Obama-era fuel efficiency standards for automobiles, something that had been put in place expressly to combat the increasing severity of weather events brought on by climate change. Will the rollback lead to even more extreme weather? / PBN FILE PHOTO/FRANK MULLIN

Do you agree with the rollback of automobile efficiency standards that...

In reversing another Obama-era rule, the Trump administration has rolled back the automobile fuel efficiency standards that were set to be in effect through...
TOP VIEW: John Ballone, owner of The Hotel Maria, on the highest level of the structure under construction alongside Misquamicut Beach in Westerly designed to avoid the effects of ocean flooding by being elevated well above sea level. The Atlantic Ocean can be seen in the background. / PBN PHOTO/
BRIAN MCDONALD

PBN on WJAR-TV, March 26, 2018

PROVIDENCE – Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s Coffee Break to discuss the newspaper’s most recent cover story...
PROVIDENCE MAYOR JORGE O. ELORZA vetoed a city ordinance amendment what would limit the use of single-use plastic bags on the grounds that it would inordinately affect low-income families. Elorza called for more community engagement and said he still supports the reduction of the use of plastic bags. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Elorza vetoes single-use plastic bag ban for now, requests more community...

PROVIDENCE – Saying that it would inordinately affect low-income families, Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza on Monday vetoed a city ordinance amendment that would...
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....
WINTER WONDERLAND? Tree-lined streets, such as Hopkins Hill Road in Coventry, look lovely with a cover of snow, but they can turn ugly when branches fall on overhead lines and interrupt power to homes and ­businesses. / PBN PHOTO/
ROB BORKOWSKI

Beautiful, yes, but R.I.’s trees may need a little bit of...

Winter storms present a significant challenge for utilities, especially National Grid PLC here in southern New England. Keeping the power on is a difficult...

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