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Completion of Solar Rooftop Project

Atlantic Paper & Supply, a 75 year old Rhode Island company, recently completed a solar rooftop project after 2-1/2 years of planning and construction....
Keith Kelly

Rhode Island can keep getting better

(Editor’s note: This essay is part of PBN’s 35th anniversary publication, which can be viewed here.) Rhode Island has come a long way in the...
IN DISPUTE: Green Development CEO Mark DePasquale is pictured at a solar array in West Greenwich. His company is involved in at least nine open or unassigned civil cases in state courts over solar arrays. / PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

State renewable energy goals must fit community needs

Want some insights into the challenges in reaching Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s goal to make Rhode Island the first state in the country powered...
A 12.44-MEGAWATT community solar project owned and operated by Nautilus Solar has broken ground in North Smithfield.

North Smithfield 12.44-MW community solar project breaks ground

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A groundbreaking took place Wednesday for the King community solar project, the largest community solar project in the state, according to...

Mixed signals on solar expansion

The solar industry has a firm foothold in Rhode Island, but a consequential issue is arising – how to best manage the industry’s growth. For...

DEM orders unapproved Coventry solar project to ‘cease and desist’ work

COVENTRY – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management’s Department of Planning & Development has issued a cease-and-desist order to an unauthorized solar installation off...

Be honest about renewables’ cost

If you are concerned about climate change, you are likely enthusiastic about renewable fuels, such as solar and wind, and about laws that require...

Energy’s future looking sunny

The newly published 2019 U.S. Energy & Employment Report reveals that the fuels and electrical-power-generation sectors employ nearly 2 million people. It’s a wealth...
A FORMER SAND AND GRAVEL MINING SITE IN NORTH KINGSTOWN will be transformed into 240 acres of solar arrays that will provide 40 megawatts of energy to Rhode Island’s electrical grid. Brown University will use the energy to offset 70 percent of its annual fossil fuel consumption on campus. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY/STEPHEN CROCKER /

Brown to offset fossil fuel consumption with renewable energy investments

PROVIDENCE – In the first of two planned renewable energy projects, Brown University will develop a solar facility on a former 240-acre sand and...

Warming world will need more nuclear power

In light of the recent stark warning from the United Nations that the world is on course to reach the limit of tolerable warming...
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