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Natural gas for January in the U.S. Northeast is the most expensive in more than a decade on concern that pipelines may not be able to ship enough fuel, risking a repeat of last winter’s record prices, Bloomberg News reported last week. more
PAWTUCKET – Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee this month hosted a ceremonial signing at Slater Mill for three bills that aim to increase local renewable energy while allowing Rhode Island to participate in the development of a clean, secure, regional energy system. more
Word that Cape Wind LLC has joined Deepwater Wind LLC in signing an option to lease land at the Quonset Business Park is welcome news. Both projects, despite continuing legal challenges, are moving toward fruition of their ambitious plans to put industrial-scale wind farms in the Atlantic Ocean off the coasts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts (as well as the five-turbine demonstration project off Block Island that Deepwater Wind is nearly completely permitted for). more
Call it the natural gas paradox: The more abundant and inexpensive the fuel becomes, the more it seems to cost New England electricity users. more
Supporters of burying high-voltage lines between Providence and East Providence waited 11 years for a detailed estimate of how much the project would cost. Now that it’s in, they have sticker shock. more
BOSTON – A settlement in a class-action suit could yield a windfall for affected state pensions several years after the housing market collapse impacted pensions and retirement funds, thanks to a settlement reached between Massachusetts pension groups and Fannie Mae, according to a report by Boston.com. more
The financial debacle that has befallen Russia as the price of Brent crude dropped 50 percent in the last four months has overshadowed the one that potentially awaits the U.S. shale industry in 2015. It’s time to heed it, because Saudi Arabia and other major Middle Eastern oil producers are unlikely to blink and cut output, and the price is now approaching a level where U.S. production will begin shutting down. more
To the Editor: The PBN article (“Partisan differences energize power plans,” July 14) rightly notes that the state’s next governor will shape Rhode Island’s energy future. It shouldn’t be a question of if clean energy is a part of that future, but instead how can clean energy be a part of that future, in a way that benefits Rhode Island’s economy, energy security and environmental goals. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee has trumpeted the potential of Canadian hydropower to supply so-called clean electricity to the New England, and he is not alone. Solar and wind power also have been targeted for growth. But no matter the source, the region needs more than renewable energy to meet its needs. more
Rhode Island’s landfill has about 24 more years of life left in it, but a new push to recycle stained, worn and damaged clothes and other textiles may help stretch out that life a little longer. more
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