Emission-Regulation Goals and Conservation of RI Forest Not Mutually Exclusive
ecoRI news
March 20, 2018

Solar Siting Sparks Division Among Environmentalists
ecoRI news
March 18, 2019

The Rapid Decline Of The Natural World Is A Crisis Even Bigger Than Climate Change
Huffington Post
March 16, 2019

Grow Smart Rhode Island's Complete Testimony

Grow Smart Rhode Island's Proposed Amendment (excerpt)

20-bill Senate agenda aims to spur housing development in RI

Providence Journal

lMarch 14, 2019

Solar-siting Bill House Hearing Scheduled for March 14th

ecoRI news 

March, 12, 2019

2019 RI Solar-siting Bill

2019 RI Solar-siting Bill Alert

2019 RI Solar-siting Bill Analysis

Tree-Killing Insects Bad For RI; Forest-Killing Developments No Problem
ecoRI news
March 7, 2019

Too Much of a Good Thing
Sakonnett Times
March 7, 2019


RI Solar Siting Information (Model Solar Ordinance)
Office of Energy Resources

February 2019

Smart Solar Siting

American Farmland Trust

'More Precious Than Gold': Sweeping House Bill Protects Land Around Yellowstone From Mining
March 1, 2019

Solar array planned off West Main Rd


Match 1, 2019

Christiansen's Dairy closing after nearly a century
Channel 10 News
March 1, 2019

New rules, limits drawn for solar
Sakonnett Times ,
February 28, 2019


Woodlands no place for solar farms

Valley Breeze
February 28, 2019

Richmond residents join forces to fight solar projects in rural neighborhoods
Westerly Sun
February 23, 2019

EPA begins reviews of three Rhode Island Superfund site cleanups this year
February 21, 2019

Massive restoration of world’s forests would cancel out a decade of CO2 emissions,
analysis suggests

February 17, 2019

US Senate Passes Bill to Protect Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed

ecoRI news
February 14, 2019

On close vote, panel OKs Natick Avenue solar project

Cranston Herald

February, 13, 2019

A Tiny Swiss Company That Thinks It Can Help Stop Climate Change
New York Times
February 12, 2019

Exeter approves new solar ordinance

NK Standard Times

February 9, 2019


Transparent solar panels will turn windows into green energy collectors

February, 2019

Richmond residents join forces to fight solar projects

The Chariho Times

Feb 2, 2019

Hopkinton town council rejects Brushy Brook solar application

The Westerly Sun

January 29, 2019

Hopkinton Rejects Massive Open Space Solar Project

ecoRI news

January 29, 2019

Solar Priority:Protect Our Views
Sakonnett Times
January 24, 201

Moratorium on new solar projects passed by Cranston City Council

Providence Journal

January 24, 2109

Backyard Wind Turbines Renew RI's Energy Debate

ecoRI news

January 24, 2019


Special meeting to address solar moratorium

Cranston Herald

January 23, 2019

Our Incredible Vanishing Farmland
Farm Journal
January, 21, 2019

Proposed solar energy developments draw opposition over loss of farmland
Washington Post,

January 19, 2019

Council agrees on solar changes

The Chariho TImes

January 19, 2019

Cranston's half-dozen solar projects spark heated debate

Providence Journal

January 19, 2109

Oregon could effectively ban solar farms, but first a bunch of new ones will be built

USA Today
January 19, 2018


Solar deliberations to continue

The Cranston Herald

January 16, 2019


Hopkinton Town Council wrestles with solar issue​

Chariho Times
January 11, 2019


Hearing to be held on solar ordinance​

The NK Standard-Times

January 11, 2019

Proposed moratorium too late to stop some solar farms

The Cranston Herald

January 9, 2019


Solar Projects Continue to Throw Shade at Green Space

ecoRI news

January 7, 2019

ETC to discuss new solar ordinance​
NK Standard Times
January 5, 2019

"Sun Likely to Set on Historic Tiverton Farm"

voted ecoRI news' No. 1 story of 2018

ecoRI news
January 1, 2019

Letter: In Hopkinton, it appears one councilor named her price for solar vote

Westerly Sun

Dec 21, 2018

Farm here wins energy grant
Sakonnett Times 
December 20, 2019

Support renewal energy where it belongs

Cranston Herald

Dec 19, 2018

Changes in Forest Habitat Impact Funky Timberdoodle

ecoRI news

December 18, 2018

Johnston Mayor:Wind turbines are none of Cranston's business


Dec 18, 2018

Scituate releases report on Providence Water, the town’s largest landowner
Dec 18, 2018
Quoting 'The Lorax,' Court Pulls Permit For Pipeline Crossing Appalachian Trail
Dec 14, 2018
Phase 2 of the Forbes Street solar farm officially opens 
Dec 14, 2018

Former landfill site now producing clean energy for municipal, school buildings

Johnston Sunrise,

Dec 13 , 2018

Farms in Barrington, East Greenwich, Jamestown, and Little Compton win Farm Energy Grants

WhatsUp RI

Dec 12, 2018

Exeter puts an emergency freeze on solar-energy projects
Providence Journal
Dec 10, 2018
Forty Acres of Farm Land in America is Lost to Development Every Hour
Modern Farmer
Dec 10, 2018
Exeter puts an emergency freeze on solar-energy projects
Providence Journal
Dec 10, 2018

Rhode Island looks to spare green space with brownfield solar projects

Energy News Network

Dec 10, 2018

The Best Technology for Fighting Climate Change Isn't a Technology

Forests are the most powerful and efficient carbon-capture system on the planet

Scientific Technology

Dec 5, 2018

Insect infestations and hot, dry summers have killed trees covering nearly 50,000 forest acres.
Providence Journal
Dec 5, 2018
Norway Worries Over Brazil Deforestation, Pays $70M to Amazon Fund
Voice of America
Dec 4, 2018
Upcycled R.I. Waste Sites Now Produce Solar Power
ecoRI news
Dec3, 2018
East Providence Landfill Doubles Solar-Energy Output
Dec 3, 2018
Rhode Island releases residential guide to going solar
Channel 10 News
Dec 2, 2018
`If we mess up, we're not going to have a pretty town anymore':Tiverton taps brakes on solar development
Providence Journal
Dec 1, 2018
Tiverton taps brakes on solar development
Newport Daily News
November 29, 2018
HTC hears more testimony on solar application
The Chariho Times
Nov. 24 , 2018
Project Bids in for Increasing RI Renewable Energy
ecoRI news
Nov 19, 2018
Westport opens new solar farm
Herald News 
Nov 17, 2018
Newcomers take spots on ETC
The NK Standard Times
Nov, 17, 2018
Westport Solar Farm Stalled Again
Herald News
Nov 16, 2018
Questions raised about solar "farms"
Newport Daily News
Nov 16, 2018
Solar farm numbers surging in RI
Nov 15, 2018
As solar proposals increase, Westport considers regulations
Herald News
Nov 13, 2018
Letter to the editor:
Wingover Farm's history, old trees,indeed significant
Sakonnet Times
Nov 8, 2018
10 million animals a year die from tree clearing in NSW, report finds
Sydney Morning Herald
Nov, 7, 2018
Scientists Develop Liquid That Can Store Solar Energy For More Than a Decade
Interesting Engineering
Nov 6, 2018
Solar co. accommodates environmental concerns.
Council continues solar farm discussion
The Chariho Times
Nov. 3 , 2018
Solar project coming to SK
Narragansette Times 
Nov 3, 2018
Candidates run on siting of solar
NKTC hopefuls participate in Candidates Day
The NK Standard TImes
Nov 2, 2018
Letter to the Editor:Solar Power Plants-The big land grab
Sakonnet Times
Nov 1, 2018
The Lippitt Project
Sited in the woodlands of an old dairy farm, Golden Meadows Farm, in Cranston. is just one of the many examples of open space that's being developed indiscriminately.
October 2018

Why investors are backing zero deforestation

Green Biz

Oct 31, 2018

RI DEM Awards $2.6 Million in Brownfields Grants to 12 Projects
Go Local Prov
October 31, 2018
Brownfields Grant To Help Build Solar Farm On Gravelly Road In SK
October 31, 2018
We are in the midst of the sixth mass extinction, with about 200 species becoming extinct each day
Facts about our ecological crisis are incontrovertible. We must take action
The Guardian
Oct 26, 2018
Portsmouth shoots down solar array on West Main Road
East Bay RI
Oct 24, 2018
Town council balks at solar proposal​
Sakonnet Times
Oct 25, 2018

Tiverton Town Council votes to repeal new solar panel rules
Newport Daily News
October 23, 2018

From trash to ‘green’ treasure: Solar farm opens
The Valley Breeze
October 23, 2018

Down to Earth: A choice: forests or solar panels?

Daily New Hampshire Gazette

Oct 23, 2018

Walk in Tiverton Woods Leads to Mother of All Trees

ecoRI news
October 22, 2018

Tiverton asked to halt solar developments,
Newport Daily News

October 21, 2018

Crowd forces postponement

Chariho Times

Oct 19, 2018

Westport reaches deal for solar farm at dump
East Bay News RI
October 18, 2018

Planners call for repeal of solar ordinance
Sakonnet Times
Oct 18, 2018
Letter to the editor:Solar farm violates town plan in many ways
Sakonnet Times
Oct 18, 2018

A sunnier prospect, Developers: Building on brownfields has a bright side

Providence Journal;
Oct 18, 2018

Quality, not quantity of trees dictates how well forests store carbon
Alternatives Journal
Oct 16, 2018

Exeter Town Council rescinds vote on solar regulations, revotes

Providence Journal
Oct 15, 2018 

Trees Could Change the Climate More Than Scientists Thought
The Atlantic
Oct 13, 2018


Solar project draws a crowd in Hopkinton
Chariho Times

Oct, 13 th, 2018

Town eyes moratorium, Heavy pressure for solar farms prompts concerns
Sakonnet Times
Oct 11, 2018

Our Energy Use Needs to Change Before We Put Solar Panels in Forests

ecoRI news

October 10, 2018

Windham neighbors outraged over project proposal

Longtime homeowners recall previous blasting disaster

The Eagle Tribune
October 10, 2018

Solar company at the center of  potential Supreme Court case brought by town of Portsmouth
Providence Journal
October, 9, 2018

Hopkinton Town Council to Determine Fate of What Would be Rhode Island's Largest Solar Project

ecoRI news

October, 8, 2018

Diverse Forests Capture More Carbon

Scientific American

October 5, 2018

The afterlives of solar power: Waste and repair off the grid in Kenya
Science Direct
Oct 1, 2018
Planning board delays decision on Westport solar farm
Herald News
Sep 27, 2018

Letter to the editor:Westport needs to terminate solar power plant proposal

Herald News
September 26, 2018

Lumberland adopts solar farm moratorium

The River Reporter
September 26, 2018 

Exeter Town Council agrees to redo solar zoning vote next month

Providence Journal
Sep 20, 2018 

Chaos in Exeter:Council Embraces Utility-Scale Solar Despite Planning Objections
ecoRI news

September 18, 2018

Sun Likely to Set on Historic Tiverton Farm

ecoRI news

September 09, 2018

Town of Massena enacts six-month moratorium on solar energy projects

Watertown Daily Times

September 7, 2018

Hangman puts six-month moratorium on solar farms

The Recorder
August 17, 2018

Hopkinton Grapples with Large Solar Development

ecoRI News
August 13, 2018

Power over solar: R.I. seeks to strike a development balance

Providence Journal
August 8, 2018

Judge Reverses zoning board's OK of Solar Farm in Portsmouth
Providence Journal
July 30, 2018

More Rhode Island Forest Set to be Foolishly Sacrificed for Energy Production

ecoRI News
July 24, 2018

Exeter council votes in favor of solar ordinance
July 22, 108
The NK Standard-Standard Times

R.I. to Encourage Solar Siting on Developed Lands

ecoRI news

July 20, 2018

Hopkinton Residents Speak Out Against Solar Projects

ecoRI News
July 17, 2018


Press Releases July, 2018

State announces new initiatives to encourage more solar, new sites

Free Power From Freeways? China is testing roads paved with solar panels
New York Times
June 11, 2018​
Land Trust Appeals Axing of Street Trees in Cranston
ecoRI news 
July 9, 2018

Energy Sprawl Crowds Out Southern New England's Farmland and Forest
ecoRI News
May 25, 2017

Letters: We shouldn't be clearing forests for solar farms

Capitol Gazette

May 22, 2018

68-acre solar installation proposed in Tiverton

Providence Journal

May 15, 2018

Solar Power: 'Clear and Present Danger' to R.I.'s Forests

ecoRI News
May 13, 2018

California Will Require Solar Power for New Homes

New York Times
May 9, 2018

RI debates limiting solar farms on forested lands

Providence Journal
May 8, 2018

Bill Hinders Building of Solar in Forests

ecoRI News
May 7, 2018

Negative Effects of Solar Energy

April 23, 2018

Super Idea: Repurposing Toxic Sites to Produce Solar Energy

ecoRI News

April 14, 2018

Meeting scrapped again on controversial North Kingstown solar farm
April 4th 2018

Solar paint helps homes produce power: Green technology for 2018

Green Ubuntu
 Apr 1, 2018 

Poorly Planned Green Development Grows in Rhode Island

April 6th 2018

A Contentious Debate:Green Energy vs Green Space
ecoRI News
March 17, 2018

Solar-friendly bills send developers scrambling for big, open space

Providence Journal
March 16, 2018

Worry over solar sprawl spreads across Rhode Island

Providence Journal
March 16, 2018

Current deforestation pace will intensify global warming, study alerts
March 7, 2018

Future of Solar Power: Obstacles & Problems


March 10, 2018

Are Solar Roads the Highway of the Future, or a Road to Nowhere?

Singularity Hub

Jan 15, 2018

The unseen cost of solar farms on taxpayers in North Carolina
January 2, 2018

Lessons learned: Solar projects present unique stormwater
management challenges

Environmental Science & Engineering
Dec 8, 2017

Avian-Solar Interactions Symposium 

Basin and Range Watch

October 26, 2017


Brewongle Solar Farm: Opposition from residentsProperty prices could plummet by up to 40 per cent for those
Western Advocate
SEPTEMBER 14 2017 


Council votes to extend solar moratorium

Coventry Courier
​Apr 30, 2017

Birds mistake solar panels for bodies of water and try to land on them have been found dead, wounded, or stranded ... 

Gray's Harbor Audubon Society

April 2, 2017

Evidence review of the impact of solar farms on birds, bats and general ecology

Natural England

March 9, 2017

Martha's Vineyard Commission Denies Oak Bluffs Solar Plan

Marha's Vineyard Gazette Writer
November 18, 2016

The Photovoltaic Heat Island Effect: Larger solar power plants increase local temperatures
Union of Concerned Scientists
October 13, 2016

Norway Becomes World’s First Country to Ban Deforestation
Eco Watch
June 8, 2016

One of the World’s Largest Solar Facilities Is in Trouble

California’s Ivanpah concentrated solar power plant has
under-delivered on its energy contracts and now has a year
to shape up, or it could be shut down.

MIT Technology Review

March 18, 2016

Livestock may graze on conservation lands; 'Meet Your Local Farmer' on Saturday
East Bay News RI
January 18, 2016
Westport nears deal for solar farm at landfill
East Bay News RI
October 1, 2015

Bristol Catholic school soaking up rays from heaven
East Bay News RI
August 6, 2015
Solar Panels Create Noise Nuisance in Edgartown
Vineyard Gazette
Sept 25, 2014
Cypress Solar Sound of Invertor
Solar Farms Threaten Birds
Scientific American
August 27, 2014

Solar is booming but solar parks could have unintended climate consequences

The Guardian

Tue 8 Jul 2014

Environmental Impacts of Solar Power

Scientific Reports

March 5, 2013

The so-called “lake effect” has the potential to harm birds

American Bird Conservancy

American Farmland Trust, Farmlands Under Threat

Read the executive summary

Read the full report

Memo from GrowSmartRI to Carol Grant,

Commissioner, Office of Energy Resources

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