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MARK DEPASQUALE is CEO and founder of Green Development LLC, a renewable energy developer that is decrying Gov. Daniel J. McKee's veto of a bill related to interconnection costs. PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Green energy developer: Veto could hinder future projects

A renewable energy developer says Gov. Daniel J. McKee’s veto of legislation that would have changed the process and charges to interconnect solar projects...
BACKUP SYSTEM: Tyler Mason, vice president and installation manager for Sol Power LLC, has installed backup batteries and a converter box in his Westerly home to provide electricity to the house during an outage. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Battery sales energized by renewable energy incentives

Tyler Mason has made a career out of renewable energy. But it wasn’t until last summer that Mason, who serves as vice president and installation...

Five Questions With: Nicholas Ucci

Nicholas Ucci | Commissioner, R.I. Office of Energy Resources 1. How has the pandemic impacted or potentially hindered the state’s ability to reach outgoing Gov....

Green Development CEO Mark DePasquale

Mark DePasquale | Founder and CEO, Green Development LLC What have been the challenges faced by the renewable energy industry during the pandemic and how...

COVID-19 will slow shift to renewable energy

The renewable energy industry, which until recently was projected to enjoy rapid growth, has run into stiff headwinds as a result of three era-defining...
POWER PLAYER: Matthew Morrissey, head of Northeast markets for Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind Power, says Rhode Island businesses could play a big part in offshore wind power in the coming years. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Orsted capitalizing on R.I.’s wind-farm experience

The large Danish renewable energy company Orsted swept into Rhode Island less than two years ago, acquiring Deepwater Wind LLC and its Block Island...

Strength of ‘blue economy’ won’t fade

When Rhode Island’s economy bounces back – and it will – its strengths before the COVID-19 pandemic will again lead the way. High on...
CHARGED UP: Jeffrey Flath is CEO and president of eNow Inc., a Warwick manufacturer that designed a system that uses solar panels to power refrigeration units in commercial trucks. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

eNow has found cool use for solar panels on trucks

It’s no secret that emissions from the use of diesel fuel are exacerbating climate change worldwide. One might consider the elephant – or perhaps, the...
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...
PERMITTING DELAYS: The Revolution Wind, South Fork Wind Farm and Vineyard Wind offshore wind projects in waters off the coast of southern New England are all currently in various stages of the permitting process. / SOURCE: R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT / PBN GRAPHIC/ANNE EWING

Waiting on more offshore wind

Three major offshore wind projects are in various stages of complicated permitting processes in southern New England waters. Revolution Wind is a joint effort between...

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