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Energy
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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
New power plants will replace closing power plants, but energy supply is still predicted to fall short in Rhode Island, likely costing ratepayers more in the future. more
General Electric Co.’s $17 billion bid for Alstom SA’s energy business is in jeopardy after France gave itself the power to block foreign takeovers in industries it deems strategic. more
Siemens AG is preparing a bid for Alstom SA’s energy unit that would leave it with the French company’s gas turbines while allowing partners Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. and Hitachi Ltd. to expand their steam turbines and hydro businesses, people familiar with the matter said. more
President Barack Obama is proposing cuts in greenhouse-gas emissions from the nation’s power plants by an average of 30 percent from 2005 levels, a central part of his plan to fight climate change that also carries political risk. more
Rhode Island and seven other states aiming to get more than three million zero-emission vehicles on the road in the next decade, unveiled steps to help achieve that goal including harmonizing consumer incentives and encouraging fleet purchases. more
General Electric Co., seeking approval from France’s government for its $17 billion Alstom SA energy bid, is in early-stage talks with nuclear-plant maker Areva SA and other French companies about asset sales or partnerships, people familiar with the matter said. more
A robot block party will be held April 11 at the Pizzitola Center, 235 Hope St., and more than 2,500 spectators and 50 exhibitors are expected at the event, which is being held in celebration of National Robotics Week. more
Goldman Sachs may need to work on its image. This year, the firm beat recall-riddled General Motors along with Koch Industries and BP for the dubious distinction of worst corporate reputation, according to a new poll. more
An energy report on Thursday predicted Rhode Island could generate enough electricity from wind to power nearly 300,000 homes in 2030. more
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