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TWO SETS OF HEARINGS on the Clear River Energy Center are scheduled for this week and next, including the final deliberations on licensing the plant by the R.I. Energy Facility Siting Board. / COURTESY INVENERGY

Burrillville power plant hearings take place this week and next

BURRILLVILLE – The fate of Invenergy Thermal Development LLC’s proposed Clear River Energy Center has the potential of being resolved this week and next.Two...
NEW ENGLAND is expected to meet peak demand for electricity this summer, according to ISO New England. / COURTESY ISO NEW ENGLAND

ISO New England: Region expected to meet peak summer electricity demands

PROVIDENCE – New England is expected to have sufficient electricity to meet consumer demand this summer, according to a report published Wednesday by ISO...
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP is poised to issue an executive order to promote projects like the long-stalled Constitution Pipeline, according to people familiar with the matter. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

Trump said to seek limit on state power over pipelines

NEW YORK - Developers have been trying for six years to build a 124-mile natural gas pipeline from Pennsylvania to New York. Despite winning...

The price of wholesale electricity and natural gas in N.E. increases...

PROVIDENCE – The average price of wholesale electricity in New England increased 28.3 percent year over year in 2018 to $43.54 per megawatt-hour from...
THE AVERAGE WHOLESALE price of electricity and natural gas increased 28.3 percent and 30.1 percent, respectively, from 2017 to 2018. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

The price of wholesale electricity and natural gas in N.E. increases...

PROVIDENCE – The average price of wholesale electricity in New England increased 28.3 percent from 2017 to 2018, from $33.94 per megawatt-hour to $43.54...

Still a place for natural gas in R.I.

Despite the considerable promise of solar, wind and other renewable-energy sources to significantly broaden the state’s power portfolio, Rhode Island’s heavy reliance on natural...
WHILE USE OF NATURAL gas is expected to rise globally, gas producers are facing resistance as governments battle climate change and wind and solar costs plunge. / BLOOMBERG NEWS

Natural gas demand threatened by battle over home hookups

NEW YORK - One of the biggest threats facing the natural gas industry is in the home.Long heralded as an ideal transition from heating...
A REPORT included with National Grid's filing with R.I. DPUC estimates that the Revolution Wind farm, in tandem with the Connecticut Revolution Wind project and the Vineyard Wind project in Massachusetts, will have a net direct and indirect cost benefit of $91.6 million over more than 20 years. The Block Island Wind Farm is seen in the photograph. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

Revolution Wind R.I. benefit projected to include Mass., Conn. projects too

PROVIDENCE – National Grid Rhode Island says that its proposed contract with Ørsted US Offshore Wind and Eversource will have a net direct and...
URGENT NEED: R.I. Department of Energy Resources Commissioner Carol Grant said the state is pursuing offshore wind and other clean- and renewable-energy sources with “a sense of urgency” in an effort to achieve a savings for the Rhode Island consumer, who is subject to the some of the nation’s highest electricity prices.
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‘Urgency’ grows for offshore wind projects

The stakes are rising fast in the fledgling offshore wind-energy industry, as companies jockey for position in the waters from Cape Cod to the...
NATIONAL GRID has suspended gas service to 7,100 customers on Aquidneck Island following a low-pressure gas situation Monday. Since then, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has declared a state of emergency for Newport County and activated the National Guard to assist residents. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN

State of emergency declared after 7.1K customers without gas service on...

NEWPORT – National Grid Rhode Island has suspended gas service to 7,100 gas customers due to a transmission supply issue, mostly in the city...
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