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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...
FINISHED ORDER: Machine operator Claudia Herrera completes an order at ParsonsKellogg in East Providence. The company prints and embroiders company logos on products for promotional purposes.
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R.I. bizs much more confident in themselves than state economy

Rhode Island businesspeople can be an insecure bunch. Even when the economy appears to be humming along, many have difficulty shaking a nagging feeling that...
ACCORDING TO a new study, by 2035, it will be more expensive to run 90% of gas plants being proposed in the U.S. than it will be to build new wind and solar farms equipped with storage systems. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MARTIN DIVISEK

Gas plants will get crushed by wind, solar by 2035, study...

SAN FRANCISCO – Natural gas-fired power plants, which have crushed the economics of coal, are on the path to being undercut themselves by renewable...
NEW ENGLAND is expected to meet peak demand for electricity this summer, according to ISO New England. / COURTESY ISO NEW ENGLAND

ISO New England: Region expected to meet peak summer electricity demands

PROVIDENCE – New England is expected to have sufficient electricity to meet consumer demand this summer, according to a report published Wednesday by ISO...
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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...

People’s Credit Union announces solar energy partnership

MIDDLETOWN – People’s Credit Union said it is supporting the development of clean, renewable energy through a solar credit agreement with Kearsarge Energy, a...
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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...
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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...
AN AERIAL VIEW shows more than 9,000 solar panels clustered to form the A Street solar energy farm, located at a former landfill in Johnston. The facility will be used to generate power for Johnston and Providence. / COURTESY SOUTHERN SKY RENEWABLE ENERGY RI

Have the tariffs on imported solar panels been worth it?

When the Trump administration put tariffs on imported solar panels (mainly from China), the solar power industry expected that it would suffer as a...
THE R.I. DEM announced $67,237 in grants to support four Rhode Island farms in their installation of solar arrays to offset costs and to "green" their operations.

DEM announces $67.2K in grants to 4 farms for solar arrays

PROVIDENCE – Four Rhode Island farms received a combined $67,237 to install solar arrays, the R.I. Department of Environmental management announced Tuesday. The grants, made...
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