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Landmark state climate bill advances in Rhode Island

Jamestown Press Summary Jamestown’s delegation in the state legislature is continuing to look for ways that would ensure a cleaner future for Rhode Island. Sen. Dawn Euer, chairwoman of the Environment and Agriculture Committee, is sponsoring a bill to update goals for reducing emissions...


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First offshore wind farm goes offline: An industry warning?

Heather Richards and Arianna Skibell , E&E News reporters Summary In the new year, the first offshore wind farm in the United States will shut off its turbines, and its customers on nearby Block Island in Rhode Island will revert to diesel generation. The rocky saeabed around Block...


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Lighting, steam heat improvements lead to big energy savings at URI

Dave Lavalle, URI Today Summary KINGSTON, R.I. — October 3, 2018 — Since 2006, the University of Rhode Island has saved 11 million kilowatt hours of energy, reduced annual steam consumption by 89 million pounds and reduced carbon dioxide emissions by almost 26 million pounds. Such...


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Navy Signs Lease for Solar Panels Near Naval Station Newport

The Associated Press Summary PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The U.S. Navy has signed a lease to add solar panels to land it owns near a naval station in Rhode Island. Naval Station Newport says the Navy and Solar Breakers, LLC signed a 37-year lease to complete a large off-base solar...


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District Heating Retrofits: Finding the Balance Between Greenhouse Gas Reduction and Net Present Value

Summary Ecosystem will share insights on how their initiatives will result in drastic energy and GHG emission reduction, while maximizing Net Present Value. They will discuss the impact of steam to hot water conversion, heat recovery chillers, combined heat and power, energy storage and other...

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State Lawmakers Form Multistate Alliance on Carbon Pricing

Press Release, National Caucus of Environmental Legislators Coalition Highlights State-level Momentum on Growing a Clean Energy Economy Washington, D.C. – Today state legislators from nine states announced the formation of the Carbon Costs Coalition. This multi-state coalition is focused on...


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Underneath the ivy

This article appears in the Q1 2018 edition of District Energy magazine . Early adopters of district energy, Ivy League schools continue expanding and improving their underground distribution networks. Ivy League colleges and universities are some of the oldest and most renowned in...


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Rhode Island grid mod plan to focus on renewables integration, cost control

Robert Walton, Utility Dive Summary Rhode Island energy officials say the state's efforts to modernize its electric grid will be a "complex undertaking" as well as a "huge opportunity" that ultimately will help control costs, while creating a more resilient and cleaner system. The state...


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Rhode Island lays out strategy for grid modernization

Robert Walton, Utility Dive Summary Joining a slate of others examining grid modernization and new utility business models, Rhode Island officials yesterday issued a report laying out a pathway that includes shifting to a pay-for-performance model, developing new value streams tied to...