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.
PROVIDENCE — Three state senators want answers on the March 29 natural-gas leak on Allens Avenue. The incident closed Interstate 95 for several hours and released some 19 million cubic feet of natural gas and toxic pollutants.
A 3.8-mile stretch of pipeline proposed in Berkshire County, Mass., has been met with resistance from environmental activists, local and state officials, state agencies, a Native American organization and residents of Sandisfield, Mass., the town of 915 through which the pipeline would run.
A key argument against the proposed Burrillville, R.I., fossil-fuel power plant has derailed a similar natural-gas project in nearby Killingly, Conn.
PROVIDENCE — The Clean Power Plan, one of President Obama’s signature steps to curb climate emissions, is in jeopardy now that President Trump has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to review the rule.
PROVIDENCE — The March 29 natural-gas leak on Allens Avenue has at least one number related to its impact on the environment. The rupture of the high-pressure pipeline owned by Spectra Energy released about 19 million cubic feet of natural gas.