WARWICK, R.I. — The town of Charlestown was recently given approval to weigh in on the proposed Clear River Energy Center, after the Energy Facilities Siting Board voted to let the coastal town join as an intervener in the case.
BURRILLVILLE, R.I. — There is little downtime between the recent public meeting and the final phase of hearings on Oct. 31.
BURRILLVILLE, R.I. — The fifth and likely final public hearing for the proposed fossil-fuel power plant was like many of its predecessors: crowded, boisterous, and overwhelmingly against the $1 billion energy project. But there were several notable differences from prior meetings.
BURRILLVILLE, R.I. — October will be busy for the proposed fossil-fuel power plant. The activity starts Oct. 10 with what is likely the last opportunity for the public to speak directly to the Energy Facility Siting Board.
As solar panels gain acceptance and reach more rooftops across Rhode Island, it helps to again weigh the costs and benefits.
WARWICK, R.I. — Several motions to dismiss or delay the proposed Burrillville fossil-fuel power plant were denied Sept. 15 by the Energy Facilities Siting Board.
PROVIDENCE — The solar arrays in two of the state’s more rural towns furthers the debate about the impact utility-scale renewable-energy systems have on open space.
The Rhode Island Department of Health wants climate change included in the decision-making for the proposed Burrillville power plant.
PROVIDENCE — The Conservation Law Foundation is again taking on a fossil-fuel titan. This time, the environmental legal firm is suing Royal Dutch Shell and its many subsidiaries for violating the Clean Water Act at its oil storage and fuel terminal on Allens Avenue.
SOMERSET, Mass. — A massive new energy project is being proposed for the former coal-burning Brayton Point Power Station and the Montaup Power Plant, a long-shuttered coal facility along the west bank of the Taunton River.
Rhode Island still has plenty of high-carbon-emitting wood in its renewable-energy portfolio. According to a recent report, 34 percent of the "renewable" electricity in the state’s electric grid comes from power plants that burn wood.
BURRILLVILLE, R.I. — The latest advisory opinions for the proposed Clear River Energy Center don't offer much in the way of recommendations on whether the $1 billion fossil-fuel project should be built.
PROVIDENCE — Ten members of the General Assembly, a city council member and six environmental groups signed off on a letter opposing National Grid’s proposed natural-gas project that they say will pollute the city's waterfront and nearby neighborhoods.