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FOURTEEN FARMS across the state received a total of $256,000 in agricultural energy grants to support their renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

14 R.I. farms awarded total of $256K in agricultural energy grants

PROVIDENCE – Fourteen farms across the state received a total of $256,000 in agricultural energy grants to support their renewable energy and energy efficiency...

McKee proposes another $1.5M in electric bill credits for low-income residents

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee wants to spend more of the state's gas cap-and-trade revenue to offset electricity bills for low-income residents. McKee and...

State increases funding, launches website to help with higher electric bills

PROVIDENCE – The state is spending another $1.5 million of its gas cap-and-trade revenue to help offset electric rate hikes for low-income residents. Gov. Daniel...

McKee proposes using carbon cap and trade revenue to offset winter...

PROVIDENCE – The state is looking to use some of the money made from the regional carbon dioxide cap-and-trade program to help offset surging...

State awards $115K to support solar projects at 6 farms

PROVIDENCE – A total of $115,667 was awarded Monday from the Rhode Island Agricultural Energy Grant Program to support solar projects at six Rhode...

OER renews initiative to use brownfield sites for solar energy projects

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Office of Energy Resources is renewing an initiative to encourage solar projects located on brownfields, the office announced April 27. OER...
HIT THE BRAKES: Rush-hour traffic on the Schuylkill Expressway in Philadelphia. A growing number of governors in the Northeast have expressed concerns about the Transportation and Climate Initiative causing gas prices to rise. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf and Rhode Island Gov. Gina M. Raimondo support the initiative. / AP FILE PHOTO/JACQUELINE LARMA

Northeast governors slow to embrace regional climate pact

Supporters of a regional pact that would tackle transportation emissions are struggling to win over several New England governors concerned that the climate change...
THE GOVERNOR of Pennsylvania signed orders to prepare the state to participate int he Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative program. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

One of America’s top coal states is joining RGGI

NEW YORK – Pennsylvania, the heart of the United States shale-gas boom and one of the biggest coal-producing states, is joining a carbon market. Gov....
THE COMPASS SCHOOL has received a $500,000 grant to improve the energy efficiency of a large building renovation from a grant program with funds from the Ocean State's participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. / COURTESY R.I. OFFICE OF ENERGY RESOURCES

Compass School wins $500K for energy efficiency from R.I. Office...

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The Compass School has been awarded $500,000 from the R.I. Office of Energy Resources to help improve the energy efficiency of...
GREEN ENERGY: David Lamb, assistant director of utilities management at the University of Rhode Island, and Marcia Garcia, URI’s sustainability officer, stand among a field of solar panels in South Kingstown. The solar array is part of the 40-megawatt South Kingstown Solar Collaboration facility, of which URI is one of three partners. 
 / PBN PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

R.I.’s solar industry has grown with the help of state incentives....

After stints in the California, Nevada and Texas solar-energy industries, Kenny Hsieh learned of the financial incentives offered in Rhode Island, picked up his...
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