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Warren to purchase site on Palmer River from National Grid

WARREN – The town is moving forward to purchase a critical site on the waterfront from National Grid, which would allow it to create...
ENERGY EFFICIENCY: Rhode Island ranked third in the nation this year in energy efficiency. That included efforts like the more than 2,100 Rhode Island homeowners who have taken advantage of National Grid's Heat Loan Program, which offers zero-interest loans to residential property owners for qualifying energy-efficiency improvements. Above, insulation is blown into the walls of a house. / COURTESY NATIONAL GRID

Rhode Island ranks third in 2019 energy efficiency report

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island was tied with Vermont, ranking third in the nation this year in energy efficiency, a new report shows.Overall, the New...

Natural gas still needed in R.I.

Despite opposition from Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and some residents, National Grid Rhode Island has started building a natural gas liquefaction facility on...
NATIONAL GRID Rhode Island will raise electricity supply rates for the six-month winter season beginning Oct. 1, after state regulators approved the increases Wednesday. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN

State regulators approve winter electricity rate increases

WARWICK – Rhode Island regulators Wednesday approved a package of residential, commercial and industrial electricity rate increases for the winter as requested by National...
EDUCATION CONFERENCE: The New England chapter of the national Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society will hold a Rhode Island Telehealth and Cybersecurity Professional Development and Education Conference on Aug. 22 at Salve Regina University in Newport.
 / COURTESY SALVE REGINA UNIVERSITY

Editor’s Choice: Professional-development conference to focus on health care, cybersecurity

EDITOR’S CHOICE Professional-development conference targets health, IT THE NEW ENGLAND chapter of the national Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society will hold a Rhode...

Pawtucket to begin converting streetlights to LED fixtures in August

PAWTUCKET – The city has announced that Siemens will begin conversion of streetlights citywide to LED units.The installation is expected to begin in August.The...

Raimondo, McKee urge passage of utility reform bill following Newport gas...

NEWPORT – Following a multiday gas-service interruption on Aquidneck Island in January that left thousands without heat, legislation has been proposed to allow the...
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With Jeffrey Grybowski

5Q: Jeffrey Grybowski | Co-CEO, Orsted US Offshore Wind1. When will construction start on the Revolution Wind project? Depending on how long it...
ORSTED AND EVERSOURCE, owners of the proposed Revolution Wind farm, pledged $4.5 million for higher education programs and wind energy supply chain programs in Rhode Island. Above, the Block Island Wind Farm. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

Orsted and Eversource commit additional $4.5M to wind sector training/supply chain...

PROVIDENCE – Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind and Eversource pledged $4.5 million Monday to talent and workforce development in Rhode Island based on the Revolution...
THE MASS. DPU has approved the power purchase agreements between the Vineyard Wind project and electric distributors in Massachusetts. Above, the Block Island Wind Farm. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

Mass. DPU approves Vineyard Wind PPA

PROVIDENCE – The Mass. Department of Public Utilities approved both power purchase agreements between distribution companies and Vineyard Wind LLC Tuesday, taking the state...
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