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High winds and expensive electricity make Block Island a good site for the first U.S. offshore wind farm. For the same reasons, Long Island may be next. more
Deepwater Wind LLC reached a milestone this weekend after successfully setting a 400-ton wind turbine frame – or “steel jacket” – into the seabed approximately three miles off the coast of Block Island. more
Gasoline prices fell 2 cents in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, the third consecutive week of declines, according to AAA Northeast. more
Gasoline prices dropped 2 cents in Rhode Island, and 6 cents in Massachusetts, the second consecutive week of declines, AAA Northeast said. more
BOSTON – Gov. Charlie D. Baker's administration this month filed legislation to diversify the state's energy portfolio through the procurement of cost-effective hydropower generation. According to a statement, the legislation will … more
A new study this month suggests solar energy in Rhode Island is saving electricity ratepayers money. Solar companies think there are more savings and business to be had — especially on the commercial side — with the rollout of a new state … more
A cap-and-trade program for carbon dioxide generated $1.3 billion in benefits for nine U.S. states, a finding that may win converts elsewhere in the country. more
With average monthly energy bills of $346, Rhode Island is the fifth most energy expensive state, according to the latest study by WalletHub. more
Dear Editor, On Father's Day I sat in the Empire Ballroom of the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., participating in "Basic Training" provided by Citizens Climate Lobby, a group that advocates for a fee on carbon emissions and a … more
Would you volunteer for Oregon's new experimental program to tax drivers by the mile as a substitute for the gasoline tax? I wouldn't. The state started testing this month a system in which drivers pay 1.5 cents per mile driven. The … more
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