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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...

Five Questions With: Edward H. White Jr.

Edward H. White Jr. has served as the executive director of the National Grid Foundation since being named to the position in June 2017....
PITCHING IN: From left, National Grid Rhode Island employees Walter Palmer and Chelsea Perkins help paint a room at a homeless shelter for the Community Care Alliance in Woonsocket on Oct. 19. National Grid employees volunteer their time for a variety of causes throughout the state.
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELeY

National Grid empowers employees’ community service

Business Excellence Awards 2018 Community involvement: National Grid Rhode IslandNational Grid Rhode Island dives right in when it comes to community service – or at...
FUNDED BY ENERGY COMPANIES, the Good Neighbor Energy Fund is administered by the United Way to help eligible Rhode Islanders pay their winter heating bills. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Energy companies pitch in for ‘Good Neighbor Energy Fund’

PROVIDENCE – National Grid Rhode Island and other energy companies have pitched in again for the “Rhode Island Good Neighbor Energy Fund” to help...

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...
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