March 23rd, 2020 | by Guest Contributor
Washington, D.C. — Today the U.S. Department of Energy announced that eight teams have been selected to participate in the second round of the Solar Energy Innovation Network, a program that supports multi-stakeholder teams pursuing new applications of solar energy and other distributed energy resources in unique locations and contexts
January 31st, 2020 | by Steve Hanley
Plastic bag bans are the subject of discussion in state and local governments across America as people struggle with how to respond to the scourge of plastic waste.
January 20th, 2020 | by Carolyn Fortuna
Guess who's gonna win the David vs. Goliath renewable energy battle
August 5th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
A federal judge in Rhode Island has ruled that the state may pursue its claims for damages against more than 21 oil and gas companies in state court.
June 20th, 2019 | by Kyle Field
East Coast utility National Grid is rolling out a new program that allows Tesla Powerall owners to leverage their batteries to sell their stored power during peak grid utilization periods
May 30th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
On Tuesday, Rhode Island regulators approved a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with DWW REV I, LLC --- a joint venture between Ørsted US Offshore Wind and Eversource --- for the power generated from the 400 megawatt (MW) Revolution Wind offshore wind project
May 23rd, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Electric autonomous shuttles from May Mobility have begun operating in Providence, Rhode Island thanks in part to money from the Volkswagen diesel settlement funds.
May 3rd, 2019 | by NRDC
Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states are working to clean up and modernize the region's transportation system, supported by groups like the Our Transportation Future coalition, which includes
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
March 11th, 2019 | by Carolyn Fortuna
How do different constituents approach solar mandates
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
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
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
December 17th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
The US Government has awarded new offshore wind leases off the coast of Massachusetts that are said to be worth over $405 million and which have the potential to develop up to 4.1 gigawatts of offshore wind
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
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.
June 19th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
National Grid, the electricity and natural gas supplier to the US Northeast, has unveiled its 'Northeast 80x50 Pathway' intended to "drastically" reduce emissions in its operating area by 80% below 1990 levels by 2050.
May 24th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
A trio of announcements from the northeast United States has set the country's nascent offshore wind industry ablaze, with Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Jersey combining to make announcements that will support the development of at least 5 gigawatts (GW) worth of offshore wind energy over the next decade
December 4th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
Offshore wind farms in the Northeast corner of the United States are under consideration by New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Jersey and Maryland, even though the Cape Wind project is now officially dead.
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