Environmental advocates say a planned natural gas pipeline in New England could cost ratepayers more than twice what’s currently projected. And they point to a study that says the pipeline could be unnecessary by as early as 2023.Read More
As natural gas gets diverted for home and other heating this winter, the head of New England’s electricity grid is warning about possible future risks to the region’s power.Read More
Gov. Gina Raimondo’s position statement came as a welcome surprise to dozens of protestors gathered at the Statehouse Wednesday. Residents and lawmakers had crammed into the Statehouse rotunda to protest federal plans to move rail infrastructure in parts of Charlestown and Westerly. Then, Charlestown Town Councilor Virginia Lee told the crowd the governor agreed with them.Read More
The Federal Railroad Administration has proposed a $120 billion plan to expand rail service on the Northeast Corridor from Washington, D.C., to Boston. That would include some new tracks, new lines, and more trains.Read More
FairPoint Communications is being sold. Illinois-based Consolidated Communications says it’s buying FairPoint for $1.5 billion, starting a new chapter in the troubled history of northern New England’s largest telecommunications network.
It was Boston-born Ben Franklin who first used the term “battery” to describe an electric storage device. Now, nearly three centuries later, Massachusetts is hoping to jump-start the development of new kinds of batteries to power the future.Read More
Any day now, America’s first offshore wind farm, off Block Island, will begin commercial operation.Read More