Since 2007 Massachusetts has seen a 246-fold increase in the amount of electricity it gets from the sun.
The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources has adopted a set of initiatives to encourage solar development on brownfields, rooftops, and carports.
RICHMOND, R.I. — Like most rural communities trying to hold on to their natural character, Hopkinton is struggling with utility-scale solar energy.
Deepwater Wind is trying to keep fishermen happy while it builds more offshore wind facilities. The latest effort aims to protect commercial fishing gear, but fishermen and their advocacy groups want broader protections for the fishing grounds and their livelihood.
BURRILLVILLE, R.I. — The Clear River Energy Center is still in the approval process, but National Grid and Invenergy are expected to begin preliminary work in August on connecting the proposed fossil-fuel power plant to the electric grid.
BURRILLVILLE, R.I. — The proposed Clear River Energy Center is already making money even though the fossil-fuel project has neither been approved or built.
PROVIDENCE — Rep. David Cicilline was the only speaker at the recent press event to make climate change the primary reason for such projects.
PROVIDENCE — With the announcement of its second offshore wind facility, Rhode Island widens its lead in the rapidly emerging U.S. offshore wind industry.
News continues to get worse for the Northern Pass project and efforts to deliver Canadian hydropower to southern New England.
Providence-based Deepwater Wind notched another major project with the recent selection of its 400-megawatt, some 50-turbine wind facility to be built in the federal designated Wind Energy Area south of Newport, R.I.
FALL RIVER, Mass. — Water remains a contentious issue for the proposed Burrillville, R.I., power plant. In the latest development, the City Council renounced the fossil-fuel project and registered its opposition to the renewal of a controversial water contract the city made last year.
The siting of renewable energy is a complex issue of property rights, tax revenues, the carrying capacity of energy infrastructure, smart grids, substations, energy storage, incentives, and environmental protections.
PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island's solar capacity spiked considerably in 2017 and is continuing the trend in 2018, as installed solar energy has jumped from 23.4 megawatts in 2017 to 39.1 megawatts so far this year.
WARWICK, R.I. — The opening statements for the final leg of hearings for the proposed Clear River Energy Center offered a preview of the strategy, testimony and arguments expected in the months ahead.