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New England electricity consumers paid billions of dollars more than necessary over a three-year period, according to a report by a national environmental group. It's prompted a review by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, but one utility named in the report is calling it an outright fabrication.

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Rhode Island Lt. Gov. Dan McKee today hammered the National Grid election utility for what he calls poor communication to Rhode Island customers in the aftermath of Sunday’s storm that resulted in power failures for thousands of households across the state.

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Rhode Island’s largest wastewater treatment authority is close to being powered by 100 percent renewable energy.


A play by Massachusetts to inject more renewable power into its electricity mix could reshape the entire region's energy landscape.

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A new coalition of business owners and local building trades unions is advocating for the construction of a proposed natural gas power plant in Burrillville. 


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National Grid is withdrawing its application for the project informally known as the pipeline tax.

If you've been wondering whether the recent cold snap helped spike your energy costs, wonder no more and be sure to listen to this week's Bottom Line. Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon to learn more from National Grid spokesman David Graves.

Graves discusses how the availability and price of natural gas is effecting electricity rates, new rates for homes and businesses, and what business owners should know about their electric rate plans.

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