This sunken crane barge has been sitting in the water for nearly a year. (Tim Faulkner/ecoRI News)

This sunken crane barge has been sitting in the water for nearly a year. (Tim Faulkner/ecoRI News)

PROVIDENCE — Deadlines have come and gone for the owner of a sunken crane to remove the eyesore from the Providence River. But judging by other derelict vessels along the waterfront and in the water, it seems unlikely the matter will be resolved anytime soon.



 The three-person Energy Facilities Siting Board has two major issues to address at its Sept. 26 hearing. (Tim Faulkner/ecoRI News)

The three-person Energy Facilities Siting Board has two major issues to address at its Sept. 26 hearing. (Tim Faulkner/ecoRI News)

WARWICK, R.I. — The town of Burrillville is disputing a key document that favors the proposed Burrillville power plant.


Power-Purchase Setback for Burrillville Power Plant

WARWICK, R.I. — The proposed Burrillville power plant was dealt a serious setback that was announced during the Sept. 20 Energy Facilities Siting Board hearing for the fossil-fuel project. But the developer, Chicago-based Invenergy Thermal Development, insists the matter won’t slow its plans to build the $1 billion project.

 The problem is that only a handful of hubs are in low-income neighborhoods. Most are downtown and on the East Side. (Frank Carini/ecoRI News)

The problem is that only a handful of hubs are in low-income neighborhoods. Most are downtown and on the East Side. (Frank Carini/ecoRI News)

 New research has concluded that offshore wind facilities produce minimal noise while the blades are spinning. (Deepwater Wind)

New research has concluded that offshore wind facilities produce minimal noise while the blades are spinning. (Deepwater Wind)

 A mature beech tree was felled to make room for the relocation of the historic Sharpe House in Providence. (Frank Carini/ecoRI News)

A mature beech tree was felled to make room for the relocation of the historic Sharpe House in Providence. (Frank Carini/ecoRI News)


Regulations Removed from Coastal Rulebook; Offshore Turbines Growing

PROVIDENCE — Wind facilities and an overhaul of coastal regulations dominated the latest meeting of the Coastal Resources Management Council.


Rhode Island Orders Up More Renewable Energy

Rhode Island continues to push for more renewable energy. The latest is a call for 400 megawatts of power from new energy projects.