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With U.S. sales of plug-in electric vehicles on pace to reach half of President Barack Obama’s goal, regulators are following customers and automakers to vehicles powered by other fuels, from hydrogen to diesel. more
As he was celebrating the completion Wednesday of a 8,500-panel solar array in Quonset Business Park, Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee announced that Rhode Island has joined the New England Solar Cost-Reduction Partnership, a regional effort to reduce non-hardware or “soft” costs of photovoltaic solar electricity systems. more
Massachusetts was named the most energy-efficient state for the third year in a row, according to the seventh State Energy Efficiency Scorecard produced by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. more
The Rhode Island Environmental Monitoring Collaborative sees a roughly $3 million shortfall in funding in the next two state and federal budget cycles for what it views as critical monitoring operations of Narragansett Bay and its watershed. more
The Rhode Island Bays, Rivers and Watersheds Coordination Team announced Monday that it will dedicate roughly $900,000 to stormwater management, maritime economic development, climate change adaptation and freshwater monitoring in fiscal year 2014. more
U.S. utilities agreed to buy 7.6 gigawatts of wind capacity this year through September, as construction in 2013 slowed to a trickle after a federal tax credit expired at the end of 2012, the American Wind Energy Association said. more
The R.I. Department of Environmental Management has announced the award of farm viability grants totaling $205,311 for projects promoting specialty crops grown in Rhode Island. more
The Corporation of Brown University determined it would not divest from investments in the mining or use of coal this past weekend, opting to advance teaching, research and sustainability at the university instead. more
Once Deepwater Wind’s proposed five-turbine Block Island Wind Farm gets closer to the turbines-in-the-water phase, Rhode Island could begin to develop as a hub for the U.S. offshore wind industry and bring long-promised jobs and manufacturing, according to national and international businesses in the supply chain. more
The Solid Waste Association of North America has recognized R.I. Resource Recovery Corporation for “Recycling Systems Excellence.” more
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