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THE R.I. DEM announced $67,237 in grants to support four Rhode Island farms in their installation of solar arrays to offset costs and to "green" their operations.

DEM announces $67.2K in grants to 4 farms for solar arrays

PROVIDENCE – Four Rhode Island farms received a combined $67,237 to install solar arrays, the R.I. Department of Environmental management announced Tuesday.The grants, made...
CLEAN ENERGY employment in Rhode Island increased 3.7 percent year over year from 2017 to 2018. / COURTESY OFFICE OF ENERGY RESOURCES

Report: R.I. clean energy sector grows 3.7%

PROVIDENCE – Employment in the clean energy sector in Rode Island increased 3.7 percent year over year in 2018 to 15,866 workers, according to...

R.I. falling behind clean-energy goals report finds, state officials disagree

PROVIDENCE – With its wind and solar projects, Rhode Island is known for doing its part in the march toward so-called “clean” energy production....

R.I. wins SLICE Award for Block Island Offshore Wind Farm

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island received a 2018 State Leadership in Clean Energy Award for the successful installation of the Block Island Offshore Wind Farm,...
PROJECTS AKIN to the Block Island Wind Farm , developed by Deepwater Wind, will require significant port acreage. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

Can R.I. ride wind-energy wave?

Rhode Island has invested heavily in its port infrastructure in recent years, to retrofit what had been created with the last century’s industries in...

OER honors public sector for energy-efficiency achievements

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Office of Energy Resources recognized 12 state agencies, municipalities and higher education facilities for renewable-energy and energy-efficiency achievements, at its...
THE SOLAR FOUNDATION is a Washington, D.C. nonprofit focused on the national solar industry./ GRAPHIC COURTESY THE SOLAR FOUNDATION

Report: Rhode Island solar jobs declined in 2017

PROVIDENCE – The number of solar jobs in Rhode Island fell 9.5 percent to 1,064 during 2017, according to a national report released Wednesday.The...
STATE ENERGY COMMISSIONER Carol Grant says the new Block Island Wind Farm, above, and the state’s energy-efficiency programs will help the state reach Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s goal of generating 1,000 megawatts of renewable energy by 2020. / COURTESY DEEPWATER WIND

Raimondo sets new energy goal for end of summer

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced Monday that she has directed her energy team to collaborate with state utilities to issue a Request For...

EFSB postpones Burrillville power plant decision another 90 days

WARWICK – The R.I. Energy Facilities Siting Board has agreed to postpone for another 90 days the application process for the Clear River Energy...
RHODE ISLAND's top energy officials released a report that if executed could radically change how Rhode Islanders consume and pay for electricity. / COURTESY OF STATE OF RHODE ISLAND

R.I. energy officials call for power sector reform

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island’s top energy officials released a report on Wednesday recommending the state transform how it regulates the power sector.The plan, if...
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