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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...

The nation’s only multistate cap-and-trade accord, RGGI has been a financial...

Drs. Ralph and Amy Pratt consider themselves environmentally conscious business owners.As veterinarians, and owners of the West Greenwich Animal Hospital, the husband and wife...
THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT and partners announced nearly $90,000 in grants to support solar projects at seven local farms across the state.

DEM announces $90K in grants to help farms go green

PROVIDENCE - Seven farms across the state have received grants to support renewable alternatives and energy efficiency totaling $89,755, the R.I. Department of Environmental...

R.I. receives high marks for green-energy jobs, ‘solar-energy friendliness’

PROVIDENCE – Renewable-energy jobs, led by solar energy, has increased 66 percent in two years in Rhode Island, according to a recent report from...
RHODE ISLAND HAS OVER 15,300 jobs in the clean energy sector according to the 2017 Rhode Island Clean Energy Jobs Report / COURTESY R.I. OFFICE OF ENERGY RESOURCES

Report: R.I. clean energy jobs on the rise

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island is getting greener, according to the 2017 Rhode Island Clean Energy Jobs Report released Thursday by the R.I. Office of Energy Resources...
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