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The dirtiest coal in the United States is becoming the most popular, thanks to tightening emission standards forcing power plants to reduce pollutants. more
Rhode Island gasoline prices remain unchanged since last week, but prices have dropped 21 cents since this time last year, when the average price of self-serve, unleaded regular was $3.73. more
Citing a number of concerns, including community opposition to the location of large wind turbines near the city’s Point neighborhood, the U.S. Navy has shelved its proposed wind energy project in Newport. more
The Slater Technology Fund is seeking $3 million from the state Renewable Energy Fund to seed a new $8 million investment vehicle for Rhode Island early-stage energy companies. more
AAA Southern New England reported a 2 cent per gallon gasoline price decline in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts this week, the sixth consecutive week that prices have fallen in the region. more
Two Rhode Island-based companies, Alex and Ani and First Point Power, made the top 100 in Inc. Magazine’s annual ranking of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the country, released Wednesday. more
The Northeast regional Consumer Price Index rose 1.8 percent on a nonseasonally adjusted basis during the 12 months ended in July compared with the national consumer price increase of 2 percent, according to a report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Gasoline prices dropped 4 cents in Rhode Island this week and 3 cents in Massachusetts, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
The price of gasoline fell 2 cents in Rhode Island this week and 6 cents in Massachusetts, mirroring a national downward trend despite high-profile conflicts in overseas oil-producing countries and declining domestic refinery production, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
Per capita consumer spending in Rhode Island grew 9 percent between 2009 and 2012, signifying improved consumer confidence since the Great Recession but lagging New England and U.S. spending growth for the same period, according to U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis data released Thursday. more
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