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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...

Let businesses tap virtual net metering

For years, Rhode Island’s business community has been raising alarms over rising electricity costs and their impact on our ability to hire more workers...
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PBN on WJAR-TV, March 18, 2019

New players are disrupting a host of traditional services. While bad for some R.I. entrepreneurs, others cash in.Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy...
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PBN on WJAR-TV, March 11, 2019

Can the Ocean State stay in the race for offshore wind-energy profits?Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s Coffee...

Still a place for natural gas in R.I.

Despite the considerable promise of solar, wind and other renewable-energy sources to significantly broaden the state’s power portfolio, Rhode Island’s heavy reliance on natural...
SPINNING NOWHERE? The Block Island Wind Farm may have been the first offshore energy project to start operations in the United States, but the benefits that it promised Rhode Island have yet to materialize. 
 / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

Is R.I. going to see the promise of wind energy blow...

The Block Island Wind Farm is a rightful point of pride for Rhode Island. The first offshore wind-energy project installed and doing what it...
A FEDERAL OFFICIAL said that the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy will see its $2.3 billion budget slashed by about 70 percent, to $700 million, under President Donald Trump’s fiscal 2020 budget request. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MATTHEW STAVER

Trump said to again seek deep cuts in renewable energy funding

NEW YORK - The Trump administration is again seeking severe cuts to the U.S. Energy Department division charged with renewable energy and energy efficiency...
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PBN on WJAR-TV, March 5, 2019

Rhode Island’s solar industry has grown with the help of state incentives. What happens when they run out?Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy...
THE R.I. COASTAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT COUNCIL voted to approve Vineyard Wind's Consistency Certification Application and proceed with the process for building its 800-megawatt project in water south of Martha's Vineyard.

CRMC approves Vineyard Wind project

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council voted unanimously to approve Vineyard Wind’s Consistency Certification Application at a meeting Tuesday evening, deciding that...
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