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The 400 MW wind farm will be located 15 miles off the coast of R.I. The Deputy Commissioner of the Office of Energy Resources estimates the farm will reduce the carbon equivalent of 100,000 passenger cars on the road.

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National Grid to distribute energy from offshore wind farm

February 15, 2019 0 comments

Amid an effort to tackle both climate change and mounting energy costs, National Grid has finalized a twenty-year contract to buy and distribute energy from Revolution Wind, which will become the largest offshore wind farm to provide electricity in Rhode Island. The 400-megawatt wind farm, which will be located 15 […]

Sunrise Rhode Island leaders were arrested while engaged in civil protest in Washington D.C. last November and December. Members now advocate for the Green New Deal, which is legislation fighting for a transition to clean energy and protection for communities at risk from climate change.

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Student climate activist group grows under national movement

February 6, 2019 0 comments

Dozens of members from the Sunrise Movement’s Rhode Island chapter, most of them University students, civilly protested in Washington D.C. in November and December for progress on climate change policy and the Green New Deal.

The University has to pay $75 to the compost collecting facility for every contaminated compost bin, according to DeeAnn Guo’21, a member of SCRAP and an employee at the Office of Sustainability.

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University removes compost bins due to contamination concerns

January 31, 2019 0 comments

After returning from summer break, students noticed that some of their favorite dining halls were missing a previous staple: compost bins.

Rhode Island politicians discuss sports betting

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Rhode Island politicians discuss sports betting

January 28, 2019 0 comments

Following Rhode Island’s legalization of sports betting last June, state politicians joined casino representatives Monday to discuss updates and challenges posed by the implementation of  sports betting.

The “Providence Resiliency Workshop,” which was attended by 75 Rhode Island business leaders and academic community members, raised concerns about the effects of climate change on the greater community.

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Business, academic leaders team up to address climate change in Rhode Island

January 22, 2019 0 comments

Providence business leaders joined the Rhode Island academic community Jan. 15 and 16 for the “Providence Resiliency Workshop,” an event hosted at the University and designed to highlight the challenges climate change presents for Providence.

Rep. David Cicilline, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, Sen. Jack Reed and Rep. Jim Langevin (from top left, clockwise) discussed the results of the midterms.

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R.I. elected officials talk future of Dem. Party

November 12, 2018 0 comments

After the midterm elections turned the House of Representatives blue, Rhode Island’s Democratic Congressmen say they are hopeful that their party is positioned for success in 2020.

Whitehouse, Flanders face off for Senate seat

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Whitehouse, Flanders face off for Senate seat

November 2, 2018 0 comments

On Nov. 6, incumbent Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., will face off against Republican and former Rhode Island Supreme Court Justice Robert Flanders ’71 in the Rhode Island Senate midterm elections.

University develops plan to spur state economic innovation

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University develops plan to spur state economic innovation

October 19, 2018 0 comments

In an effort to strengthen ties to the Rhode Island community and promote dynamic economic growth, the University partnered with the government, industry and other universities to launch the Brown and the Innovation Economy initiative June 28.

Student luxury housing developers to save $19 million over 20 years

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Student luxury housing developers to save $19 million over 20 years

October 12, 2018 0 comments

On Oct. 4, the Providence City Council approved the use of a tax stabilization agreement for the construction of a new “mixed-use” apartment complex, Edge College Hill II.

Raimondo prioritizes free tuition in campaign

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Raimondo prioritizes free tuition in campaign

September 23, 2018 0 comments

In the 2018 Rhode Island gubernatorial race, Gov. Gina Raimondo has spearheaded college affordability with the proposed expansion of her key initiative, Rhode Island Promise.