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LARGEST WIND FARM: Green Development owns the turbines that make up Rhode Island’s largest wind farm, the $100 million, seven-turbine project in Johnston, which generates 21 megawatts. / PBN PHOTO/PAMELA BHATIA

While delays have hampered offshore wind, land-based turbines loom large in...

(Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series on the challenges and opportunities of solar- and wind-farm development in Rhode Island and...
GETTING HEATED: Green Development CEO Mark DePasquale is pictured at a solar array in West Greenwich, one of several the company has built across the state. The renewable energy developer has faced opposition from towns and environmentalists due to clear-cutting of forests required for its projects. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Solar flare-up: Solar farms facing backlash across Ocean State

(Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series on the challenges and opportunities of solar- and wind-farm development in Rhode Island and...

PUC approves financial incentive for solar canopies on parking lots

WARWICK – Rhode Island will soon begin offering an extra financial incentive to commercial solar developers who build their ground-mounted canopies over parking lots. The...

R.I. utility companies to buy 50MW of power from Conn. solar...

PROVIDENCE – All three Rhode Island electric companies will share in the power generated by a Connecticut solar development under an agreement announced by...

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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