PROVIDENCE — To create a more sustainable campus and confront what scientists have declared an increasingly dire threat posed by global climate change, Brown University has set an aggressive goal to achieve net-zero no later than 2040.
Fishermen and Vineyard Wind have agreed to a deadline for settling their financial differences over a compensation package for the 92-square-mile offshore wind facility.
As the Green New Deal makes national headlines, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse is advancing a less-heralded approach to cutting climate emissions, one with the added benefit of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
Lanny Dellinger, a Newport, R.I.-based lobsterman and chairman of the Fishermen’s Advisory Board, said fishermen are being rushed to accept a compensation offer for the harm they say will be caused by the Vineyard Wind offshore project.
WOOD RIVER JUNCTION, R.I. — By a 3-2 vote on Jan. 28, the Hopkinton Town Council voted down what would have been Rhode Island’s largest solar facility.
A decision on the Vineyard Wind offshore energy project by Rhode Island regulators has been delayed again.
CRANSTON, R.I. — There is no question renewable energy is significantly better for the environment and public health than the burning of fossil fuels. That doesn’t mean, however, that solar and wind energy are benign or clean.
NARRAGANSETT, R.I. — After much delay and some verbal tussling with fishermen, Vineyard Wind has released its plan to compensate fishermen for revenue lost as a result of its 84-turbine offshore wind facility.
Despite the government shutdown, federal agencies are moving forward with permitting for seismic airgun surveying and for the offshore drilling for natural gas and oil that may follow.
WARWICK, R.I. — The latest round of hearings for the proposed Burrillville power plant was dominated by a lengthy cross-examination of a single expert that included a potentially damaging e-mail.
NARRAGANSETT, R.I. — Fishermen are not happy with the latest offer from Vineyard Wind and appear headed to buyouts and other compensation rather than a redesign of the proposed 84-turbine offshore wind project.
KINGSTON, R.I. — Commercial fishermen have very different perceptions of the impact of the Block Island Wind Farm than do recreational fishermen, according to a new survey.
The Energy Facility Siting Board has many issues and recent developments to ponder as the Clear River Energy Center hearing process enters its fourth year and perhaps its final months.
PROVIDENCE — Environmental groups intend to resist the recent announcement of plans to commence seismic blasting for offshore oil and gas drilling. But time may be running out to prevent it.