Rhode Island is not yet the solar power state

Rhode Island is not yet the solar power state

The number of jobs in the bustling solar power industry grew by 62 percent last year in Rhode Island – an increase of 130 jobs from 2012. But as Progressive Charlestown points out, we’re still lagging far behind every other state in the northeast in this regard and we were one of the worst state’s [...]

Mayor Charles Lombardi, left, discusses the merits of the solar landfill project with Town Council President Kristen Catanzaro, center, and member Alice Brady. (Tim Faulkner/ecoRI News)

North Providence Is Energized By Solar Project

NORTH PROVIDENCE — Local solar energy got a boost Tuesday night from the Town Council. At the urging of Mayor Charles Lombardi, the council voted unanimously to move ahead with a plan to consider dropping property taxes for the development of a solar array at the town’s old landfill. Lombardi has implored the council for [...]