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PROPOSED CHANGES to federal regulations related to projects such as the Block Island Wind Farm have the potential to dampen development of renewable energy in the nation, according to green energy advocates. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

Landmark law that spurred U.S. renewables growth gets overhaul

WASHINGTON – A 40-year-old law that’s been key to the growth of renewable energy in the United States is set for a major overhaul...
WATER FEATURE: PowerDocks Managing Partner Anthony Baro, left, is with mechanical engineer Dan Servant at the company’s Fall River facility. Servant is working on a prototype remote monitoring buoy that can gather and transmit aquaculture data to shore.
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PowerDocks taps into sustainability needs

2019 PBN Innovative Companies: Maritime PowerDocks LLCCREATING AN INNOVATIVE product is one thing. But PowerDocks LLC is riding its products’ momentum to fuel a...
REALLY NOT NEEDED? The proposed natural gas-fired power plant in Burrillville was rejected over the summer by state regulators after the company proposing to build it, Invenergy, could not prove to the state Energy Facility Siting Board that it was needed. Now a study by the Rocky Mountain Institute questions whether nearly all plants across the nation such as this will be economically feasible at all within a decade and a half, thus supporting more investments in renewable energy. / COURTESY INVENERGY LLC

Should Rhode Island – or any state – be permitting new...

A study released Sept. 9 said that by 2035 it will be more expensive to operate 90% of natural gas-fired power plants being considered...

Tidal power projects slow down as offshore wind power jumps ahead

PROVIDENCE – Tidal- and wave-energy programs at Brown University, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and University of Rhode Island have ramped down research and commercial...

Commerce approves incentives for wind-turbine maintenance company

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Commerce Corp. board of directors approved up to $886,250 over 10 years in Qualified Jobs Incentives for Boston Energy Wind...
THE R.I. COMMERCE CORP. board of directors approved incentives valued at up to $886,250 over 10 years for Boston Energy Wind Power Services to create more than 50 jobs in the state. The United Kingdom-based company is a subsidiary of Bostonair Group.

Commerce approves incentives for wind turbine maintenance company

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Commerce Corp. board of directors approved up to $886,250 over 10 years in Qualified Jobs Incentives for Boston Energy Wind...
THE R.I. COMMERCE CORP. Investment Committee will consider Qualified Jobs Incentives up to $886,250 over 10 years for Boston Energy Wind Power Services Inc. The company’s parent organization is Bostonair Group Ltd. headquartered in the United Kingdom.

Commerce Investment Committee to consider incentives for U.K. wind turbine maintenance...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Commerce Corp. Investment Committee will consider Qualified Jobs Incentives of up to $886,250 over 10 years for Boston Energy Wind...
ELECTRICITY TRANSMISSION COMPANY EVERSOURCE has abandoned the Northern Pass project that was designed to bring hydroelectric power from Canada to the Unites States and is writing down its development costs.

Eversource sees Northen Pass as improbable, writes down costs

PROVIDENCE – Eversource has decided that the Northern Pass electricity transmission line is no longer probable, it disclosed in a U.S. Security and Exchange...

GA failure on energy costs us all

The recently ended legislative session let die two bills passed by the Senate, ones that on their face would seem to make strange bedfellows...
HYDROELECTRIC DAMS, solar panels and wind turbines generated almost 68.5 million megawatt-hours of power in April, eclipsing the 60 million that coal produced that month, Energy Information Administration data. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

For first time, renewables surpass coal in U.S. power mix

NEW YORK – For the clearest sign yet that renewable energy has gone mainstream, consider this: Clean-energy resources supplied more of America’s electricity than...
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