PROVIDENCE — City Council member Seth Yurdin hoped to make quick work of his resolution to have the city change sides in a court case and once again take on the proposed Burrillville fossil-fuel power plant. But acting council president Sabina Matos had others plans.
BURRILLVILLE, R.I. — A final round of public hearings for the proposed fossil-fuel power plant starts in mid-October, but there has been plenty of activity in recent days related to the $1 billion natural-gas/diesel facility.
PROVIDENCE — Opponents of a proposed natural-gas project on Allens Avenue objected to the location and format of a public meeting as much as the the fossil-fuel project itself.
PROVIDENCE — Three Brown University students created a simple way to cut energy consumption, reduce carbon emissions, save money, and perhaps even stop construction of new natural-gas power plants.
A natural-gas-infrastructure project slated for southern New England came to a screeching halt June 29, when Houston-based Spectra Energy Partners announced it is suspending the controversial Access Northeast project.
In a recent report from the Office of Energy Resources, renewable-energy jobs in Rhode Island, led by solar energy, has increased 66 percent in two years.
The court challenge had been filed by Invenergy Thermal Development LLC, developer of the proposed Clear River Energy Center. The Chicago-based company was attempting to halt a lawsuit that seeks to nullify the all-important agreement that allows the company to buy water from the town of Johnston.
As new offshore wind farms are built off the Northeast coast, a new report suggests that the current models of wind turbines may not withstand the most powerful of hurricanes.
Providence native Ken Ward continues to skirt harsh penalties for committing unlawful acts in the name of climate change.
In 2016, for the second straight year, Rhode Island’s "green-energy" sector enjoyed double-digit growth, but the increase was well below its 2015 gains.
To counter the well-organized opposition movement against the proposed Burrillville, R.I., fossil-fuel power plant, a new pro-power plant group has emerged, with backing from the project's developer.
CHARLESTOWN, R.I. — The North South Trial, the lone hiking route that traverses Rhode Island from the Atlantic Ocean to Massachusetts and into New Hampshire, may get a new neighbor: the state's largest power plant.
SOMERSET, Mass. — During its 54 years of operation, the 1,611-megawatt power plant was often listed among the "Dirty Dozen" of all polluters in the region, inflicting major harm on air and water quality while resisting efforts to fix its flaws.
WARWICK, R.I. — The proposed Burrillville power plant is still being deliberated by the state Energy Facilities Siting Board. Nevertheless, National Grid is going ahead with a $47.2 million project to connect the fossil-fuel facility to the power grid.