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Dennis Nixon, the new director of Rhode Island’s Sea Grant program, has long been involved in the environmental, legal and social currents of the waterways of the Ocean State. more
The R.I. Commerce Corporation on Thursday approved a $300,000 Renewable Energy Fund loan to Middletown solar energy startup rTerra PV Solutions LLC. The Renewable Energy Fund finances renewable-energy business ventures and innovative development through a surcharge on electric customers’ bills. more
Researchers from Rhode Island, Vermont and Delaware will share a $6 million grant to study the effects of recent severe storms on state watersheds, Boston.com reported. more
Deepwater Wind LLC, the renewable- energy developer planning wind projects off the U.S. Atlantic Coast, expects its Block Island Wind Farm to qualify for a federal tax credit that expires this year. more
The publicly congenial competition between Rhode Island’s Deepwater Wind and Massachusetts’ Cape Wind to launch the first U.S. offshore wind farm and attract spinoffs is intensifying as both energy companies flaunt contracts for the production of wind turbines. more
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded two Wetland Program Development Grants to Rhode Island out of 16 grants totaling $1.5 million for projects in New England, the EPA announced Tuesday. more
Deepwater Wind is making another attempt in its five-year effort to keep its five-turbine Block Island Wind Farm alive – this time with a new proposal for a cable landing site on state land at Scarborough Beach in Narragansett. more
The Techstyle Haus, which is, literally, a textile house with a flexible exterior using high-performance material with solar cells laminated to the fabric, is rising in a Providence warehouse. more
Hurricane season often causes concern for many local businesses, but for Rhode Island’s surfers and surf shops, it can be the most wonderful time of the year. more
ISO New England has rejected the request by Energy Capital Partners to shut down Brayton Point Power Station, claiming the 1,530-megawatt plant is critical to ensuring a reliable electricity supply to the region, the Boston Business Journal reported Thursday. more
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