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POWERING UP: Regional officials are prepping the pipeline of workers who are expected to be needed to install and maintain wind turbines like those off Block Island in the coming years. / COURTESY ORSTED 

Legislators pass bill to expand R.I.’s offshore wind procurement

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is expanding its commitment to renewable energy thanks to legislation passed by the General Assembly on Thursday, which requires the...

R.I. jobs growth from offshore wind unclear

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Wednesday boasted of the jobs that will accompany the state's ambitious renewable energy goals, including new state...
NEW APPOINTMENT: Jason E. McNamee, chief of marine-resource management at the R.I. Department of Environmental Management, will lead the R.I. Division of Marine Fisheries, which had operated as a subsection of the R.I. Division of Fish and Wildlife until a law passed in July elevated the division as its own entity.  / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

A dedicated voice for R.I. marine fisheries

A change in state law this year is giving Rhode Island and its large saltwater-fishing community a dedicated voice in local and regional management...
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