To ensure safe, reliable, affordable renewable energy for Rhode Islanders, the state needs to aim for a diversified energy mix, and that mix should include the cheapest form of renewable-energy generation: onshore wind.
There’s still hope that the state of Rhode Island will make the changes necessary to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions from the transportation sector.
Instead of being concerned about human health being impacted by the unrelenting burning of fossil fuels, a group of ignorant Rhode Islanders works to keep the mere mention of climate change out of comprehensive municipal plans.
Climate change has been progressing at a greater rate as evidenced by extreme weather patterns, droughts, rising sea levels, wildfires, and the intensity of storms.
Together our solo behaviors build, and before you know it, the numbers of us changing our habits becomes many. We are no longer alone in our quest.
It’s one of the most commonly repeated criticisms of wind power: that they are giant Cuisinarts for birds. But are they?
Bruce Corliss and Robert Ballard say approval of Question 2 will enable URI’s Narragansett Bay Campus to build a new Ocean Technology Center that will support research, education, and collaboration with the private sector and the national defense industry.
Invenergy’s power plant proposed for Burrillville would burn diesel fuel and fracked gas, spewing harmful toxins across the region while destroying a critical wetland forest.
History will not be kind to many of us. We’ll be remembered for savaging the planet even though we knew better. We’ll be synonymous with selfishness. Our hubris will be infamous.
Cutting down more trees, paving over more agricultural soils, and utilizing more in a time that demands less adds to the burden of natural systems that are already straining to cope.
The energy element of the Rhode Island State Guide Plan charges local governments to reduce regulatory hurdles and better enable a massive deployment of renewable energy.
For far too many people, especially those living in low-income communities, eating healthy is simply out of reach.
It became apparent that three members of the Exeter Town Council were determinedly biased in favor of Green Development’s amendment and dismissive of the testimony of opponents and of the negative recommendation of the Planning Board.
As climate change keeps delivering more intense weather, it will someday dawn on the collective that mowing down our natural protections to make room for utility-scale energy projects was just a bit shortsighted.
The city of Providence and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation are working on a deal behind closed doors to redirect funding from two state bicycle/pedestrian projects.