The governor's media team was unable to provide a full explanation of how Rhode Island will produce 40 percent of its energy generation from renewables by 2020. (istock)

The governor's media team was unable to provide a full explanation of how Rhode Island will produce 40 percent of its energy generation from renewables by 2020. (istock)

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo pledges to beef up her environmental initiatives if she’s elected to a second term. Her plan, however, is short on specifics.



 The Clear River Energy Center site in Burrillville, R.I., is surrounded by wildlife management areas and popular public recreation destinations, such as Pulaski State Park. (Frank Carini/ecoRI News)

The Clear River Energy Center site in Burrillville, R.I., is surrounded by wildlife management areas and popular public recreation destinations, such as Pulaski State Park. (Frank Carini/ecoRI News)

BURRILLVILLE, R.I. — The vast forest canopy of northwest Rhode Island was sheared nearly 30 years ago, but the gash could have been far worse had the Ocean State Power facility been sited where an energy developer now wants to build a new fossil-fuel power plant.


Aquifer Concerns Central Issue at Power-Plant Hearing

WARWICK, R.I. — The debate centered on the town of Burrillville's contention that a survey of underground water should be performed.

 Public discontent with utility-scale solar arrays is intensifying as developers increase proposals for projects on open space. (Frank Carini/ecoRI News)

Public discontent with utility-scale solar arrays is intensifying as developers increase proposals for projects on open space. (Frank Carini/ecoRI News)

 The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection recently issued a unique 'watershed permit' to the four towns sharing the Pleasant Bay watershed.

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection recently issued a unique 'watershed permit' to the four towns sharing the Pleasant Bay watershed.

 Last year at this time many shearwaters were unexpectedly dying and washing up on beaches throughout southern New England. (istock)

Last year at this time many shearwaters were unexpectedly dying and washing up on beaches throughout southern New England. (istock)


Student Groups Badger Politicians to Act on Climate

Joining a national trend of activism, an environmental youth group is turning up the pressure on Gov. Gina Raimondo to act on climate change.


Survey Work Underway for Next Wave of Offshore Wind

PROVIDENCE — Energy developer Deepwater Wind is mapping the seafloor for offshore wind projects from Massachusetts to Maryland.