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POWERS THAT BE: Peter Kaczmarek, president of Mearthane Products Corp. in Cranston, has decided to add rooftop solar panels to his facility in part because of concerns about increasing electricity rates in the region. 
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Firms fret about how big their power bills will grow

The massive milling machines and grinders used to make Hindley Manufacturing Co.’s signature wire hardware are power hungry, so it’s no surprise that President...

PBN’s most-read stories of 2022

From developments with the potential to reshape the landscape of Providence and a steady stream of million-dollar home sales across Rhode Island, to ongoing...

Rhode Island Energy to issue refunds for unspent efficiency program money

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Energy electricity customers will see a small savings on their bills over the next three months as the company returns...

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...

R.I. Energy parent company awards $500K in nonprofit grants

PROVIDENCE – PPL Corp. through its charitable foundation is giving $500,000 to 29 nonprofits in Rhode Island, the company announced on Wednesday. The funding from...

Residential heating bills to increase 10% Nov. 1

WARWICK – Heating bills are about to rise, but not by as much as originally expected. Instead, the Nov. 1 hikes to natural gas rates...
STRENUOUS SUMMER: Brad Marthens, who co-owns The Atlantic Inn on Block Island with his wife, Anne, had to cut room rates to help fill vacancies and didn’t have enough staff to open the inn’s restaurant daily until August, something he is usually able to start doing in June.
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SINKING SPIRITS: Slowed supply chains, inflation, labor shortage are sapping optimism

There’s only so long you can keep your chin up. After a 2½-year battle against health and economic devastation, Rhode Island companies have been beaten...

Amid rising energy costs, R.I. cities and towns look to buy...

PROVIDENCE – In the face of staggering winter electric rates, a group of Rhode Island municipalities are entering the power procurement business in search...

Winter electric rate hikes approved despite protest

WARWICK – Historic electric rate hikes will prevail despite controversy, with state regulators approving the proposed rate increases Friday. The R.I. Public Utilities Commission’s 3-0...

Protestors urge state regulators to deny winter energy rate hikes

WARWICK – Utility shutoffs. Homelessness. Even death. These were among the dire predictions that local residents, advocacy groups and lawmakers warned would result from increases...
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