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Still a place for natural gas in R.I.

Despite the considerable promise of solar, wind and other renewable-energy sources to significantly broaden the state’s power portfolio, Rhode Island’s heavy reliance on natural...
URGENT NEED: R.I. Department of Energy Resources Commissioner Carol Grant said the state is pursuing offshore wind and other clean- and renewable-energy sources with “a sense of urgency” in an effort to achieve a savings for the Rhode Island consumer, who is subject to the some of the nation’s highest electricity prices.
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‘Urgency’ grows for offshore wind projects

The stakes are rising fast in the fledgling offshore wind-energy industry, as companies jockey for position in the waters from Cape Cod to the...

Consumer Watchdog blasts insurance industry over fossil fuel investments

PROVIDENCE – While many in the insurance industry lament the impacts of global warming, the nation’s top insurance companies remain heavily invested in the...

Fossil fuels won’t vanish

Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s latest New Energy Outlook points the way to a sunny, windy future for the global, electric power industry. That doesn’t...
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