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Christopher Kearns named interim state energy commissioner

PROVIDENCE – The second-in-command at the state energy office will take on the top leadership role, at least temporarily. Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Tuesday...

National Grid parking lot solar array incentive in question amid rising...

PROVIDENCE - With rising costs and uncertain benefits, National Grid Rhode Island wants to pull the plug on its financial incentives for developers who...

6 Rhode Island farms awarded $118K for solar projects

SCITUATE – The sustainability benefits of hydroponic cultivation always appealed to Katherine Fotiades.  Growing plants in a controlled, soil-less environment uses less water and produces...

R.I. Office of Energy Resources gets federal funding for refrigeration energy...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Office of Energy Resources announced it has received funding from the U.S. Department of Energy to help grocery stores use...

RIPTA solar waterfront partnership project ‘a win on many levels’

EAST PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Public Transit Authority has announced that it is part of a collaborative green energy project allowing it to save...

Federal grant funds Brown University research aimed at cutting costs for...

PROVIDENCE – Picture a single strand of human hair. Now, picture a material that is one five-hundredth as thin as that strand of hair. It’s...

Five Questions With: Nicholas Ucci

Nicholas Ucci | Commissioner, R.I. Office of Energy Resources 1. How has the pandemic impacted or potentially hindered the state’s ability to reach outgoing Gov....

OER report declares 2030 renewable energy goal ‘achievable’ but with higher...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is 40% of the way to hitting Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s ambitious goal of powering the state by 100% renewable...
ORSTED U.S. OFFSHORE WIND, which owns and operates the Block Island Wind Farm pictured above, has said new delays in the Vineyard Wind project will not affect its own plans to build a 50-turbine wind farm off the coast of Block Island. / COURTESY ORSTED U.S. OFFSHORE WIND

R.I. optimistic for offshore wind, despite new federal permitting delays

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island leaders insist the state’s ambitious renewable-energy goals and related projects won’t be affected by recently announced delays in what was...

First major R.I. offshore wind project faces further delays, with no...

PROVIDENCE – The 12-year saga of efforts to build a utility-scale offshore wind project off the coast of Rhode Island has been extended again,...
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