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THEN-GOV. Lincoln Chafee toured the second phase tunnel several years ago of the Narragansett Bay Commission's $1 billion-plus Combined Sewer Overflow project. The second phase was completed in 2014. The commission is now in the design stage of the third phase of the tunnel. / COURTESY OF THE NARRAGANSETT BAY COMMISSION

Narragansett Bay Commission gets approval to raise sewer rates

WARWICK – Sewer bills in many places in the Greater Providence area will increase slightly starting Jan. 1 after state regulators approved a package...
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...

Regulators approve winter rate hikes for NatGrid

WARWICK – State utility regulators on Aug. 27 voted to approve higher winter electricity rates, beginning in October, but this time the increases will...
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...
NATIONAL GRID HAS SUBMITTED a new, rate request to the PUC that would added $48.1 million to ratepayer bills over three years. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

National Grid’s revised rate request seeks $48.1M more from ratepayers over...

WARWICK – National Grid Rhode Island has submitted a proposed settlement agreement in response to a request of the R.I. Public Utilities Commission to...
DEEPWATER WIND was selected by Rhode Island to build a 400 megawatt wind farm based on the company's response to a Massachusetts RFP. Massachusetts selected Vineyard Wind for an 800 megawatt project. / COURTESY DEEPWATER WIND

R.I. selects Deepwater for 400 MW wind farm

PROVIDENCE – Deepwater Wind LLC has been selected by Rhode Island to build a 400-megawatt offshore wind farm called the Revolution Wind project, which...
CONTAMINANT FREE: Paul Cicillini, carrier for Crystal Springs Water Co., delivers water to the apartment of Natalie Drozhzhin in Providence. Customers are willing to pay monthly for delivery of drinking water they know is free of contaminants. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Lead in old water lines and housing is a looming health...

The mailed notifications to Providence Water customers have arrived consistently over the past several years, alerting them of the presence of elevated levels of...
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