Brayton Point is getting a new owner, but it still won’t be saved from the wrecking ball. The massive coal-fired power plant on the South Coast will be acquired by Houston’s Dynegy Inc. in a $3.45 billion deal
Standing in a sunny gravel lot near the Burlington bike path, Mayor Miro Weinberger heralded the city's new project, called Waterfront Access North, as the most significant infrastructure development on the waterfront in about two decades
NORTH KINGSTOWN—At Monday evening’s town council meeting, Teresa Crean of the University of Rhode Island’s Coastal Resources Center (CRC) presented the town with an initiative that research group has been working on in conjunction with the town’s planning department. Last year, the CRC received a $100,000 grant to develop a program which examined sea level rise and associated climate change effects in North Kingstown.
CONCORD - Northern Pass opponents are furious that a bill to place a one-year ban on all large-scale energy projects in the state was approved by a Senate subcommittee on March 20 only after it was amended to remove the large-scale hydroelectric project from the moratorium.
The web site for the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center features a headline on its main page. It reads: “The heart of the clean energy revolution resides in Massachusetts.” But in any revolution, struggle precedes change.
by Marc Brown, executive director of the New England Ratepayers Association, a nonprofit dedicated to protecting ratepayers.
Recently the New Hampshire Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources amended Senate bill 99, placing a moratorium on new wind electricity generation projects for one year. That’s a nice start, but it doesn’t go quite far enough.
PORTLAND — The vacant land along the city's western waterfront has sat unused for nearly half a century. Once host to a coal gasification plant and a thriving cargo terminal, the property now is covered by poplar and birch trees, some as tall as 25 feet, that sprouted from the industrial rubble. Those trees now stand in the way of a new boatyard proposed by Portland businessman Phineas Sprague..
NARRAGANSETT - Freshman council member, Matthew Mannix, called for a suspension of negotiations with Deepwater Wind sending a formal motion to suspend and supporting memorandum to Town Clerk Anne Irons for placement on the April 1 town council agenda.
FALL RIVER — The imminent closing of Tiverton’s single-stream recycling operation will necessitate bringing materials to New Bedford, a longer trip that could cost $100,000 a year more for labor and equipment.
FREETOWN - A San Diego-based solar company is proposing its second solar array project in two years on Braley Road. After installing 8,138 solar panels on private property last year, Borrego Solar will meet with the Planning Board for the approval of an additional 12,000 panels on a privately owned property to the north.
WINSLOW — A donation of 45 acres of land along the Kennebec River will help connect a network of trails in the area and provide a new link to the East Coast Greenway, a 2,500-mile mostly paved trail that connects cities from Maine to Florida.