The project will also generate job growth, long-term investment, and savings opportunities for Rhode Island.
Standard Solar signed an agreement with Freepoint Solar LLC to acquire 27 megawatts of distributed generation solar projects in New York and Rhode Island. Rockville, Maryland-based Standard Solar expects to start construction on the five projects this year.
Southcoast Health reports reducing maintenance and energy costs at their facilities by approximately 15% using real-time monitoring, commissioning, and fault detection and diagnosis from FacilityConneX.
A program designed to finance projects to make commercial buildings more energy efficient is growing in Rhode Island, according to a May 5 report by Rhode Island Public Radio. Thirteen more municipalities are working to participate in the Rhode Island Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program. They would join ... Read more »
Massachusetts will investigate whether ExxonMobil lied to the public and investors about climate change risks to its business, joining New York and California in investigating the oil giant. Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced the probe yesterday, at a press conference with New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman, former vice ... Read more »
As the bill that will reform the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 moves closer to final passage, 12 state attorneys general are urging US lawmakers to protect states’ efforts to regulate toxic chemicals. Both the US Senate and House of Representatives passed bills last year that aim to overhaul ... Read more »
Himark BioGas has signed an agreement with NEO Energy for the design, construction, and start-up of three integrated anaerobic digestion (AD) and fertilizer plants in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The AD plants will recycle food waste to produce organic-based fertilizer and renewable electricity. AD plants designed on Himark BioGas’ patented ... Read more »
Eight US states located on the East and West Coasts have released a plan to put 3.3 million zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) on the road by 2025. The Multi-State ZEV Action Plan, in which the states pledge to develop infrastructure, coordinated policies, codes and standards, is the first promised milestone ... Read more »
White House deputy director for climate Dan Utech has become President Obama’s top energy and climate change advisor, The Hill reports. Utech replaces Heather Zichal, whose last day was Friday. The Department of Energy will invest nearly $84 million in 18 projects to research second-generation technologies for carbon capture from coal-fired power ... Read more »
Energy efficiency measures are thriving in state capitals around the United States, with several states – including Mississippi, Connecticut, Illinois, and West Virginia – taking major steps that moved them up the ranks. In the seventh annual edition of the State Energy Efficiency Scorecard released by the American Council for ... Read more »
Governors from eight states including California, Connecticut and Maryland have formed a coalition that aims to get 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on the road by 2025. Governors in the eight-state coalition, which also includes Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont, signed a cooperative agreement pledging to include zero-emission ... Read more »
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed $118,300 in penalties for Adair Grain, the operator of West Fertilizer Co., whose West, Texas fertilizer plant exploded in April, killing 15 people and injuring more than 160. OSHA cited Adair for 24 safety violations including unsafe handling and storage of chemicals. ... Read more »