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Incentive aims to slow solar-panel sprawl on R.I. farmlands, forests

An extra 6 cents doesn’t seem like much of a financial incentive, but state officials and environmental groups are hoping it’s enough to lure...
NICHOLAS S. UCCI has been named as R.I. Energy Commissioner, subject to approval from the R.I. Senate. / COURTESY OFFICE OF GINA M. RAIMONDO

Raimondo names three to energy leadership positions

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Friday named her choices for three top energy positions, including Nicholas S. Ucci for state energy commissioner. All...

Mass. adds 1K clean energy jobs in 2019

BOSTON – The Massachusetts clean-energy industry continued to grow in 2019, adding 1,000 jobs and increasing its share of the gross state product, according...
CAROL GRANT, commissioner of the R.I. Office of Energy Resources, is retiring effective Jan. 10. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. Energy Commissioner Grant to retire

PROVIDENCE – State Energy Commissioner Carol Grant is retiring from her role effective Jan. 10, the R.I. Department of Administration announced Friday. Grant was confirmed...

3 developers gain energy efficiency grants

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Housing and Mortgage Finance Corp. and the R.I. Office of Energy Resources have awarded $675,000 in funds to three developers...

Gold elected to chair National Regulatory Research Institute board of directors

PROVIDENCE – Commissioner Marion Gold of the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission has been elected by the National Regulatory Research Institute as chair of...
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Five questions with Becca Trietch

Becca Trietch | Administrator of energy efficiency programs, R.I. Office of Energy Resources 1. Why should R.I. residents and businesses be concerned about energy...

OER study examining alternate sites for solar panels

PROVIDENCE – A study commissioned by the R.I. Office of Energy Resources is looking for brownfields, parking lots, landfills, quarries and rooftops suitable for...

R.I.’s first community solar project opens in Burrillville

BURRILLVILLE – The R.I. Office of Energy Resources celebrated the start of operations for the state’s first community solar project under the Community Remote...
SMART TECH: From left, Todd Griffith, associate professor at the University of Texas at Dallas; Mario Rotea, professor at the University of Texas at Dallas; Neal Fine, CEO of Aquanis; and John Cooney, chief technology officer of Aquanis, at a conference held in Denver on July 8-10. Aquanis develops smart-blade technology for wind turbines.
 / COURTESY AQUANIS

Aquanis looks to curb wind-energy costs

From the ground, wind-turbine blade rotation appears nearly effortless, as though the spinning is entirely propelled by air currents. In reality, the movement and the...
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