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Incentive aims to slow solar-panel sprawl on R.I. farmlands, forests

An extra 6 cents doesn’t seem like much of a financial incentive, but state officials and environmental groups are hoping it’s enough to lure...
CATCHING SOME RAYS: Vito Buonomano, owner of Northeast Solar & Wind Power LLC, says most of the solar-power projects his company has been involved with have been on farms, including this installation at the Washington County Turf Farms in South Kingstown. 
PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Providence company started after owner took a shine to renewable energy

When Vito Buonomano saw the 2006 climate change documentary “An Inconvenient Truth,” he felt compelled to act. So much so that he upended his career...
SOUND ADVICE: The Center for Women & Enterprise will provide legal advice and contract basics for entrepreneurs and startup business owners during a Jan. 15 workshop at its offices at 132 George M. Cohan Blvd. in Providence. / Courtesy CENTER FOR WOMEN & ENTERPRISE

Editor’s Choice: Legal considerations for new business owners

EDITOR’S CHOICE Legal considerations for new business owners THE CENTER FOR Women & Enterprise will host a workshop that will cover a range of legal...

PC completes LED lighting upgrade, projects to save $100K a year

PROVIDENCE – With a goal of increased campus sustainability, Providence College has completed a lighting-upgrade project estimated to save more than 1 million kilowatt...

3 developers gain energy efficiency grants

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Housing and Mortgage Finance Corp. and the R.I. Office of Energy Resources have awarded $675,000 in funds to three developers...
THE YMCA of Greater Providence has entered into a virtual net metering agreement that is expected to save the organization over $3 million in electricity costs over 25 years.

YMCA of Greater Providence projects savings from virtual net metering

PROVIDENCE - The YMCA of Greater Providence has signed a deal through National Grid’s Virtual Net Metering Program that is expected to save the...
PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Five questions with Kate Michaud

5Q: Kate Michaud | Town manager, Warren 1. You are the former Warren town planner. How has a background in municipal planning prepared you...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO called on the R.I. General Assembly to pass a bill that would allow the DPUC to fine National Grid in situations such as the Aquidneck Island gas outage of 2018, following a report released by DPUC finding the company partially at fault for the outage. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN

Raimondo calls for legislative power to fine National Grid

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo took National Grid Rhode Island to task over its role in the Aquidneck Island gas outage of 2018,...
NATIONAL GRID, Rhode Island's largest power supplier, and natural gas pipeline operator Enbridge Inc. were cited in a state report Wednesday for faulty actions that led to January's natural gas outage and emergency on Aquidneck Island. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MARK S. MURPHY

National Grid, Enbridge faulted for January’s natural gas emergency

WARWICK – State and federal regulators on Wednesday blamed utility giants National Grid Rhode Island and Enbridge Inc. for equipment failures that caused January’s...

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...
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