The approval process for large renewable-energy projects is expected to take longer because of fears about the burden of solar and offshore wind on the region’s electricity transmission system.
RICHMOND, R.I. — The town is one of several municipalities in the state taxing both the equipment and the land beneath ground-mounted solar facilities, despite lawsuits and questions from the Office of Energy Resources about the legitimacy of the double tax.
Members of the Rhode Island Progressive Democrats of America are working to create an energy plan that would transform the Ocean State into a sizable producer of solar, tidal, and onshore wind power.
PROVIDENCE — Two local court cases addressing climate change and fossil-fuel corporations recently received back-to-back rulings from the same judge in U.S. District Court.
Two bills that would require rooftop solar panels to be installed on new residential, commercial, and government buildings in Massachusetts were recently advanced by a key legislative committee.
This past weekend was one of the most energy intensive in New England history, relying on dirty backup power plants that run on oil and coal to keep up with demand.
PROVIDENCE — The proposed Burrillville power plant may be dead, but its permitting process continues.
Renewable-energy and energy-efficiency job growth slowed in Rhode Island last year, but employers expect stronger growth this year and in the years ahead because of the expansion of offshore wind.
PROVIDENCE — Following questions about the residency status of Laura Olton, Senate president Dominick Ruggerio decided to halt the nomination of Gov. Gina Raimondo’s candidate for the state Public Utilities Commission.
WARWICK, R.I. — A rapid change in the energy landscape and markets doomed the Clear River Energy Center.
WARWICK, R.I. — On the first day of final and open deliberations, the state Energy Facility Siting Board unanimously voted down the application for Clear River Energy Center.
BURRILLVILLE, R.I. — A recent hearing at Burrillville High School offered one last chance for the public to sound off on the proposed Clear River Energy Center.
In order for the proposed Clear River Energy Center to be approved, the Energy Facility Siting Board must find that the application satisfies three criteria.
PROVIDENCE — The demand for offshore wind continues, as the designated wind zones in waters south of Rhode Island, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket fill with projects.