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Midwest States Could Save $12 Billion A Year By Switching To Electric Vehicles

March 22nd, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Emissions from internal combustion engines are known to adversely impact air quality and human health, leading to approximately 53,000 premature deaths.[i] Such human health impacts come at a cost. As health care rates continue to climb, we should be looking for ways to proactively reduce these impacts


VW Settlement Funds Support The “Little Roady” Autonomous Shuttle

February 22nd, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

The Little Roady, an autonomous shuttle pilot project, now offers self-driving transport in Rhode Island, and it is an awardee of some of that VW dieselgate settlement funding. RIDOT (the Rhode Island Department of Transportation) is using these self-driving shuttles as a pilot project to fill a transit gap between its downtown-Providence Amtrak station and a business park across the river


DC & 9 States Collaborating On Carbon Emissions Reduction Policy

January 7th, 2019 | by Jake Richardson

Washington, D.C., Virginia, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont are working together to formulate a policy proposal to reduce transportation carbon emissions. The point of the collective effort is to reduce air pollution, improve transportation to underserved people and develop economic opportunities. The collaborators have a goal to generate the low-carbon regional policy in one year, after which they can decide if they are going to adopt it


Rhode Island Renewable Energy Becomes Part Of The Everyday Landscape

December 17th, 2018 | by Carolyn Fortuna

The highway drive through Johnston has become anything but routine these days, for, as we crest a highway hill, we now see a line of wind turbines that appears on the horizon, rising high to the skyline. The 7 total wind turbines have become part of the norm of our RI renewable energy landscape, and many of us who live and work in the state are mighty glad


Ørsted Acquires Deepwater Wind To Build US Offshore Wind Platform

October 10th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

Danish offshore wind energy giant Ørsted has entered into an agreement to acquire the Rhode Island-based offshore wind developer behind the 30 megawatt (MW) Block Island offshore wind farm, Deepwater Wind, in a move set to be worth $510 million and which will result in the creation of a US offshore wind platform


1st Big US Offshore Wind Farm Scores Record-Low Price

August 2nd, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

The United States' first large offshore wind farm, the 800 megawatt (MW) Vineyard Wind project, has scored pricing well below analyst expectations, starting at $74 per MW-hour (MWh) for the first phase of the project and an even more impressive $65/MWh for the project's second phase. 


Plunger-Protected Bike Lanes #Winning

July 27th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

In many cities, concern for bicycle infrastructure is improving. (That's in spite of distressing political moves to eliminate healthful, people-friendly, air-friendly transportation options such as bicycling.) In other cities, it is more difficult to change those settings due to to the car-centric mindset of the residents and policymakers there. However, promoting change with inexpensive, innovative barriers has helped a few cities to shift toward two-wheeled, pedal-powered transport. Here are two examples of such an approach, followed by an explanation



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