JAMESTOWN, R.I. — The hard coral off the shores of southern New England isn’t nearly as glamorous as its tropical counterparts, but it could play a vital role in determining the size and depth of the world’s plastic footprint.
NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. — Gov. Gina Raimondo recently held a bill-signing ceremony to brag about the unusually high number of renewable-energy bills passed by the General Assembly this year — and to show her commitment to address climate change.
The electricity we all consume must come from somewhere. It’s unrealistic to think that our energy supply is not going to have significant impact. The real question is what kind of energy supply is preferable, all impacts considered.
Three outspoken environmentalists on the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council board were not asked to return to the committee, and Gov. Gina Raimondo isn’t saying much about it.
Big changes are coming quickly to the transportation sector and Rhode Island wants to be ready for the world of driverless vehicles and other high-tech innovations coming to its roadways.
Deepwater Wind aims to set another milestone for offshore wind. After building the first U.S. offshore wind farm, the Providence-based renewable-energy developer wants to build the first offshore wind facility with battery storage.