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When people talk about the big picture, it is usually a metaphor. But in the case of offshore wind energy, it's a lot more than that. As this week's cover story and photo, "Will being first pay off for Ocean State?" make clear, offshore … more
PROVIDENCE — The push for an 80 percent reduction in greenhouse-gas emissions by 2050 will be a challenge in the Ocean State, according to a preliminary study commissioned by the Executive Climate Change Coordinating Council. The study … more
BURRILLVILLE – While the state Energy Facility Siting Board is busy considering a proposal for a new natural gas power plant here, there has been little movement on the project with local officials. Invenergy Thermal Development LLC of … more
The R.I. Public Utilities Commission has launched a fact-finding mission to determine how best to address pricing issues related to the state’s quickly evolving electric grid. more
The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is evaluating a proposal for the first offshore wind project in California. more
New England's grid operator earlier this month purchased power from two planned Rhode Island energy projects, which bodes well for a region where resources are scant. ISO-New England, the region's nonprofit operator based in Holyoke, Mass., … more
Conversion of farmland to residential subdivisions is giving way to a new development pressure, installation of sprawling solar grids. Requests to develop solar fields, or solar farms, have started to mount in Rhode Island, in towns and … more
Lawmakers in Massachusetts are drafting a bill that would jump-start the offshore wind industry in the U.S., helping trigger a $10 billion building spree off the Atlantic coast. more
Look out Caterpillar Inc., Textron Inc. and Deere & Co.: You’re showing the telltale signs that you might be targeted by activist investors. more
PROVIDENCE – Members of the state builders union made their presence felt May 26 as they disrupted a Statehouse rally organized by opponents of a proposed Burrillville power plant. The clash lasted for about five minutes as both groups … more
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