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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...
VISION OF THE FUTURE? Climate experts believe that between sea-level rise and the increasing frequency of powerful storms, larger portions of Rhode Island will face serious flooding in the coming years. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

Climate change looks to bring water damage to more of R.I.

More than five years after “Superstorm” Sandy hit the Rhode Island coast, Westerly is still working at reversing some of the environmental damage that...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE issued a flood warning for all of Rhode Island and Massachusetts ahead of Friday's warm weather and expected rain. / COURTESY NWS

NWS issues Friday flood warning for R.I., Mass.

PROVIDENCE – The National Weather Service issued a flood watch for all Rhode Island and Bristol County, Mass., due to impending rain and warm...
A PLOW TRUCK CLEARING THE ROADS on Elmwood Ave. in Cranston. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ROB BORKOWSKI

Blizzard conditions shut down RIPTA operations; power outages reported

PROVIDENCE - Thursday’s winter storm continues to shut down services in Rhode Island. The R.I. Public Transit Authority said suspended all service at 2 p.m. The...
THE U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was created to protect human health and the environment. / COURTESY ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

EPA announces clean diesel award for R.I., Block Island Ferry

PROVIDENCE – The Environmental Protection Agency’s awarded Rhode Island $224,837 to reduce diesel emissions through the annual Diesel Emissions Reduction Act funding, the EPA...
INVENERGY has reached an agree ment with the Narragansett Indian Tribe and Benn Water & Heavy Transport to act as secondary suppliers for its proposed Burrillville powerplant. / COURTESY INVENERGY

Invenergy reaches deal with Narragansett Indian Tribe for water supply

BURRILLVILLE – Invenergy Thermal Development LLC reached deals Thursday with the Narragansett Indian Tribe and Benn Water & Heavy Transport to satisfy the company’s...
A CLEANER ­FUTURE: The Block Island Wind Farm is only the first of many offshore wind energy projects, all of which are designed to replace dirtier, fossil-fuel ­sources of ­electricity. / COURTESY ­DEEPWATER WIND

Local action on climate accord is smart move for R.I. to...

Despite President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Accord, there is much that can be done on...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO announced that Rhode Island had joined the United States Climate Alliance, a group of states committed to upholding the Paris Climate Accord standards despite President Donald Trump's rejection of the agreement.

R.I. joins U.S. Climate Alliance in reaction to Paris Accord withdrawal

PROVIDENCE - Gov. Gina M Raimondo announced Friday that Rhode Island will join the United States Climate Alliance. The alliance was formed on Thursday by...

No renegotiation: Everyone but Donald Trump is sticking by Paris climate...

LONDON – Global leaders vowed to press ahead with the Paris climate accord after Donald Trump pulled the world’s biggest economy out of the...
THE ABUNDANCE OF INEXPENSIVE NATURAL GAS and the maturation of the renewable energy industry have been decimating the coal industry, not government policy, according to industry observers.

Trump’s exit from Paris climate accord won’t revive coal jobs

NEW YORK – President Donald Trump is making good on his campaign promise to exit the Paris climate accord, but fulfilling his vow to...
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