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Federal regulators approve liquefied natural gas project in Providence

PROVIDENCE – Federal regulators have approved a controversial plan by utility giant National Grid PLC to build a $180 million liquefied natural gas facility...
TAKING THE LEAD: Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza says he’s proud that the Providence Police Department was the first in the state to adopt body cameras for its police officers. He said the program has been well-received, adding it helps to calm people down because they know they are being recorded, while also allowing “the entire picture” of an incident to get out.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Can a self-described ‘pro[business]-growth progressive’ mayor boost investment in Providence?

The son of Guatemalan immigrants who settled in the West End of Providence, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza is a pull-yourself-up-by-your-bootstraps story: The first in...
A FRESH BREEZE SHOULD BLOW: Meetings of the New England Power Pool, a regional energy trade association, should be open to the public, since energy policy is being developed there at the request of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Pictured is the Block Island Wind Farm. 
 / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

Regional power group should open its meetings to the public

Under normal circumstances, industry associations are private organizations, and as such, their gatherings do not fall under standard public-meeting access rules. But not all...
FOCUSED: Gina M. Raimondo is running against Matt Brown in the Democratic Party primary Sept. 12. She’s touting her role in getting Rhode Islanders back to work and efforts to boost job training.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Governor’s push for clean energy moves forward on eve of primary...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's clean energy plan for Rhode Island is moving forward this week, the state announced on the eve of...

ChargePoint lauds regulators’ jump-start of EV charging stations in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – ChargePoint, a company that designs and builds electric-vehicle charging stations that can be found all over the state, is cheering the Public...
ELECTRIC RATES ARE set to go up for Rhode Island small businesses beginning in October. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

Electricity rates to go up for small businesses

WARWICK – Homes and most small businesses in Rhode Island will see their electricity rate jump nearly 30 percent from October through March, according...
WINTER ALL YEAR LONG: State utility regulators approved a request by National Grid to raise electric rates again this winter, but will spread out the increases over a one-year period to lessen the monthly impact on ratepayers' bills. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN

Regulators approve winter electricity rate increases with more to follow

WARWICK – State utility regulators voted Monday to approve higher winter electricity rates, beginning in October, but this time the increases are planned to...
STATE REGULATORS have approved new electric and natural gas utility rates for National Grid, Rhode Island's largest utility company. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

State regulators approve distribution rate changes for National Grid

WARWICK – Rhode Island homes and businesses will see a mix of increases and decreases in their electric and natural gas bills over the...
FERTILE GROUND: Kenny Hsieh started his own solar-panel installation company after he realized Rhode Island is fertile ground for solar-energy businesses.
 / COURTESY KENNY HSIEH

Incentives spur Ocean State Clean Energy business

Kenny Hsieh hopes to cash in on Rhode Island’s burgeoning clean-energy industry. So far, he’s making a go of it, with some help from...

National Grid’s proposed rate hikes up for approval this month

WARWICK – National Grid Rhode Island has until Friday to defend its three-year rate plan that would slightly raise most of the state’s electric...
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