PROVIDENCE — The Dakota Access Pipeline protest recently made its way to Rhode Island with a demonstration at the local branch of a bank connected to the fossil-fuel project.
WARWICK, R.I. — The fate of the proposed Burrillville power plant has been pushed back three months, frustrating opponents of the $700 million project.
WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Just hours after the state Energy Facilities Siting Board gave Chicago-based Invenergy 10 days to make a case for building a power plant in Burrillville, the City Council admitted that the all-important matter of providing water to the proposed facility is unlikely but hasn't been ruled out.
KILLINGLY, Conn. — As residents of Burrillville, R.I., campaign against the construction of a nearly 1,000-megawatt power plant, only 30 minutes away in this Connecticut town a similar fight is taking place. NTE Energy, a St. Augustine, Fla.-based company, has proposed to build a 550-megawatt, gas-fired electric generating plant in the borough of Dayville, near the town’s industrial park, where an 840-megawatt gas-fired energy center already operates.
WARWICK, R.I. — The controversial pipeline tax sought by electric companies across New England received a temporary halt in Rhode Island.
Rumors are intensifying that the city of Woonsocket is in discussions with the developer of the proposed Burrillville power plant to deliver up to a million gallons of water daily to the gas-fired facility. There also is speculation that the city is considering hosting a small “peaker” power plant built by a different developer.
PROVIDENCE — The activist group No LNG in PVD has issued a call for National Grid to suspend construction at a site next to the Providence River, concerned that digging the toxic soil will spread pollutants. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management recently approved a soil management permit for the site off Allens Avenue, but National Grid is being accused of not holding public meetings.
WARWICK, R.I. — The public hearings continue in the fight to build the state’s largest power plant and many residents are still looking for answers.
BURRILLVILLE, R.I. — After seven months of silence and gritting their teeth, the Town Council finally said what it wanted all along: “No new power plant.”
PROVIDENCE — Gov. Gina Raimondo is sticking by her support of the vetting process for the proposed Burrillville power plant and gave her take on why and how open space is cleared for some of the state’s biggest developments, such as the Citizens Bank office park and the nearly 1,000-megawatt natural-gas power plant.
Invenergy Thermal Development LLC is pushing back against efforts to have its application to build Rhode Island's largest fossil-fuel power plant dismissed.
The dozen power-plant advisory opinions presented by the state of Rhode Island and the town of Burrillville will be critiqued and criticized Sept. 21 at the first of three public comment meetings for the proposed Invenergy fossil-fuel power plant.
BURRILLVILLE, R.I. — The day after state agencies and departments endorsed the proposed Clear River Energy Center, the town filed a request to dismiss the $700 million project.
BURRILLVILLE, R.I. — Kevin Cleary admitted he’s a “power pig.” He can’t help it; the 21st century is addicted to energy. That addiction, however, shouldn’t force bad decisions, he said.