National Grid has ended its controversial plan to charge its electricity customer for natural-gas pipeline projects, a concept known as the “pipeline tax."
JOHNSTON, R.I. — Mayor Joseph Polisena weighed in on his town's surprising water deal with the developer of the fossil-fuel power plant proposed for Burrillville and the controversy the recent agreement created.
In an unexpected turn of events, the town of Johnston, R.I., has thrust itself into the proposed Burrillville power-plant controversy.
If all goes as planned, Block Island will be getting power from the Deepwater Wind offshore wind farm in April, just ahead of the summer season when electricity demand quadruples.
WOONSOCKET, R.I. — True to form, the latest hearing related to the proposed Burrillville fossil-fuel power plant included drama and controversy.
Beneath our streets and front yards lie miles of leak-prone natural-gas pipes. Most are decades-old cast-iron and steel pipes. How much gas is escaping into the atmosphere and contributing to climate change is hard to calculate.
WOONSOCKET, R.I. — The public hearing for a proposal to sell water to a controversial fossil-fuel power plant is coming together with a major new development: Instead of a pipeline carrying water 14 miles to the site in Burrilliville, the water would be delivered via tanker trucks.
WOONSOCKET, R.I. — The city has yet to hold a public hearing, much less a vote, on a proposal to sell its water to a controversial fossil-fuel power plant in Burrillville, but it did get an earful from opponents of the project at its Dec. 19 meeting.
PROVIDENCE — A local Native American tribe is stepping in to oppose the two largest fossil-fuel projects in Rhode Island and warned that it might use tactics such as occupying property if the projects move forward.
WOONSOCKET, R.I. — With time running short, the developer of the proposed fossil-fuel power plant in Burrillville finally announced its plan to deliver water to the controversial project.
REHOBOTH, Mass. — Opponents of a proposed natural-gas pipeline compressor station are growing in numbers as they gear up for a lengthy fight with a large Texas-based energy company.
PROVIDENCE — When the Block Island Wind Farm officially goes online this month only four of its five offshore turbines will be operating.
The Conservation Law Foundation is pushing back against the idea of a pipeline tax in Rhode Island. Motivated by recent court decisions that rejected the tax in New Hampshire and Connecticut, CLF says its time for Rhode Island to do the same.
PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island’s capital is one of 10 new cities joining the City Energy Project, a united effort to address the largest source of energy use and climate pollution in America’s urban centers and buildings.