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(Updated, July 10, 11:02 a.m.) Cape Wind Associates LLC has a tentative agreement to lease 14 acres at Quonset Business Park in North Kingstown as a staging area to build its planned 130-turbine windfarm off the coast of Massachusetts, the Quonset Development Corporation said Wednesday. more
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 trails only Florida in a ranking of states at the highest risk of property damage loss from natural hazards, according to information released Thursday by CoreLogic. more
National Grid has completed the installation of new natural gas mains and service lines in two Cranston neighborhoods, and will start work in neighborhoods in East Providence and the area of Cool Spring Drive in Cranston, as part of a project to expand distribution of natural gas in select areas. more
Small businesses are working with Clean Water Action and the state Department of Environmental Management to recycle mercury-containing lighting fixtures, such as compact fluorescent bulbs. more
Gasoline prices in Rhode Island continued to drop, marking the lowest point this year, according to AAA Southern New England’s weekly survey of gasoline prices. more
Rhode Island has positioned itself as a leader in the offshore wind energy movement alongside Massachusetts, according to a new report from the National Wildlife Federation assessing offshore wind progress among Atlantic Coast states. more
National Grid will begin work this month on the Rhode Island segments of the Interstate Reliability Project, a multimillion dollar effort to improve New England’s electricity transmission system. more
Gas prices dropped another 2 cents in Rhode Island this week while Massachusetts prices were unchanged, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
Deepwater Wind LLC, the company building what may be the first offshore U.S. wind project, is seeking a contract from the Long Island Power Authority for a proposed $1 billion wind farm off the coast of New York. more
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