Invenergy Eyes Providence Water

Just 200,000 gallons of water a day if you don’t mind. Great work by Steve Ahlquist over at RI Future who brings to light some “backroom negotiations” taking place last summer. It seems that while we were busy gobbling Zoloft and clicking on 538, Invenergy operatives were eyeing our water supply, “Details revealed on Invenergy’s …

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Moving Up In The World

As I noted last year around this time, Rhode Island is doing better every year in energy-efficiency compared to the rest of the country. In the ACEEE’s 2010 State Energy-Efficiency Scorecard, released today, we improved another two spots from last year’s number nine, to SEVEN. It’s good news that a stalled Congress hasn’t held back …

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Walken Up In The Air On Turbine Farm

Christopher Walken has a house on Block Island? Did everybody know this but me? The state PUC held a hearing yesterday regarding the proposed offshore wind farm to be erected south of the island and Block Island residents had an opportunity to air their concerns with Paul Rich of Deepwater Wind. Walken and wife Georgianne …

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Barn-raising: With Caulk Guns

In the Amish tradition, when one family needs help building their barn, the community lends a hand. Energy-efficiency barn-raisings are kicking off in Providence this Saturday, where 30+ volunteers will celebrate Halloween with insulation and CFLs. Through hands-on work, all participants will learn new skills to take back to their own homes in order to …

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