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THE NATURAL GAS EMERGENCY that National Grid recently handled in Newport and other parts of Aquidneck Island has prompted 300 claims for special unemployment benefits related to homes and businesses being closed. / COURTESY NATIONAL GRID

Aquidneck Island gas emergency causes 300 to seek unemployment benefits

PROVIDENCE - About 300 special unemployment benefits claims have been filed related to the recent natural gas emergency on Aquidneck Island that prompted a...
READY FOR LED Nearly half of Rhode Island’s 39 cities and towns have completed a purchase program that allows them to own the streetlights lining their roads and switch them to LED fixtures. Another 15 communities have begun the process of purchasing streetlights from National Grid. / SOURCE: RHODE ISLAND LEAGUE OF CITIES AND TOWNS

Municipalities saving with LED streetlights

A mid-December status report from the Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns shows nearly half of the state’s communities have purchased their streetlights...
SEN. DAWN EUER, D-Newport, left, and Rep. Lauren H. Carson, D-Newport, right, are calling for more information on the cause of the gas outage on Aquidneck Island from National Grid and Algonquin Gas Transmission Co.

Opinion: Public deserves answers about cause of gas crisis

The public has a right to know all of the available information when it comes to their safety. The crisis last week with the...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO announced the launch of a $1.45 million emergency loan fund for small businesses on Aquidneck Island directly impacted by the gas shutoff last week. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I., National Grid announce aid for Aquidneck Island small businesses

NEWPORT – Rhode Island has created a $1.45 million loan fund for small businesses directly affected by the gas outage on Aquidneck Island, Gov....
NATIONAL GRID Rhode Island has completed phase 1 in its restoration of gas service to affected Newport customers and has begun repressurizing the gas zones that were shutdown. / COURTESY NATIONAL GRID

National Grid to repressurize Newport gas system in next step to...

NEWPORT – National Grid Rhode Island has completed the first phase in its efforts to restore gas service to Newport and began repressurizing the...

Big challenges can lead to opportunities to innovate

Timothy F. Horan | National Grid Rhode Island president Replacing a critical piece of energy infrastructure, such as our South Street substation, which powers most...
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...
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...
THE R.I. COMMERCE Corporation has granted conditional approval on a $300,000 loan to startup company rTerra PV Solutions LLC under the state's Renewable Energy Fund. rTerra assembles photovoltaic solar arrays designed to be less expensive and easier to install than traditional solar farms. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/KEN JAMES

National Grid to sort through state’s renewable-energy proposals

PROVIDENCE – National Grid Rhode Island will begin reviewing 11 wind and solar energy proposals to help Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s administration reach its...

From disengaged to strength leader

The effort to tap into workers’ intrinsic strengths is taking root across Rhode Island, fueled by training and tours offered through Leadership Rhode Island. The...
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