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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
Johann Becker, a rising senior at the University of Rhode Island, was recently awarded the Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the most prestigious scholarship awarded to undergraduates studying … more
REHOBOTH – A rural Massachusetts town much like Burrillville and half the distance from Providence is being asked to host a natural gas compressor station. Houston-based Spectra Energy, the same company that owns the compressor station in … more
Terry Sullivan has been promoted to New England division director of The Nature Conservancy. He has served as the Conservancy's R.I. state director for the past five years. Sullivan holds dual B.A. degrees in history and American studies from George … more
FALL RIVER – A private company began collecting city trash this month, after a Superior Court judge denied a request for a temporary restraining order to halt the beginning of Mayor Jasiel Correia II's privatization of the service. EZ … more
Superimposed on a tennis court-sized board at ISO New England is a real-time simulation of the region's power grid. Roughly 350 generators across the six-state region are connected by a dizzying number of interconnecting lines depicting … more
As we mark Earth Day on April 22, it is a good time to reaffirm the idea that partnerships and working together are powerful tools for environmental protection. more
NARRAGANSETT – Rhode Island commercial fisherman Christopher Brown was honored by the White House on Oct. 7 as a Champion of Change for Sustainable Seafood. In addition to being president of the Seafood Harvesters of America, representing … more
BURRILLVILLE – The first of three Rhode Island Energy Facility Siting Board public hearings for a proposed natural gas power plant lived up to expectations, as the contentious meeting lasted nearly four hours. Many opponents of the $700 … more
It may not be in common usage yet, but give net metering time. It will be. The term refers to what happens when an electricity customer installs a renewable-energy production facility that could end up generating more electricity than is … more
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