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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.
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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...
SIX MUNICIPALITIES and school districts have partnered with the state Office of Energy Resources for the Achieving Community Efficiency Program to receive customized technical assistance and resources to reduce energy usage and costs, and to increase energy efficiency.

6 R.I. towns and school districts join energy savings program

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Office of Energy Resources has partnered with three municipalities and three school districts to aid them in efforts to conserve...

Pawtucket to begin converting streetlights to LED fixtures in August

PAWTUCKET – The city has announced that Siemens will begin conversion of streetlights citywide to LED units. The installation is expected to begin in August. The...

Mixed signals on solar expansion

The solar industry has a firm foothold in Rhode Island, but a consequential issue is arising – how to best manage the industry’s growth. For...
THE CLEAN ENERGY sector employed 16,021 in 2018. / COURTESY BW RESEARCH PARTNERS

Report: Clean energy sector employs more than 16K in 2019

PROVIDENCE – The clean-energy sector in Rhode Island employed 16,021 at the beginning of 2019, according to the 2019 Clean Energy Industry Report released...

OER recognizes state agencies for energy efficiency achievements

PROVIDENCE – Twenty-five state government and quasi-public agencies, municipalities and state colleges were recognized during the third annual Lead By Example Clean Energy Awards...
NATIONAL GRID has agreed to rebate $7.9 million to ratepayers as the result of a settlement with the state over over-collections that occurred after the 2017 corporate tax rate cut. / COURTESY NATIONAL GRID

National Grid signs settlement to return $7.9M to ratepayers related to...

PROVIDENCE – National Grid Rhode Island signed a settlement to reimburse ratepayers $7.9 million related to rate overcollection following federal corporate tax rate cuts...
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