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See the Progress our Client, What Cheer Flower Farm is Making

The three women behind What Cheer Flower Farm tore up a parking lot and planted a field of flowers, which they donate to those in need of good cheer. We are very proud to have helped them make that happen as their counsel. Read all about them in this Eco RI news...

Response to Projo’s January 2018 Editorials on Energy

Here’s more commentary questioning when our Providence Journal will see the path to a cheaper and cleaner energy future rather than wallowing away in business as usual: ProJo Spouts More Hot Air, Guest MINDSETTER™ Seth Handy Responding to the January 1, 2018 and...

Seth Handy: ISO’s Visit & All That Gas

Here is an article in Go Local Prov about our reply to a Providence Journal’s applause for ISO NE’s visit and call for more big power infrastructure in a closed meeting: Guest MINDSETTER™ Handy: ISO’s Visit & All That Gas The original Providence Journal piece is...

C-PACE presentation to Rhode Island Bar Association

Seth Handy makes C-PACE presentation to the Rhode Island Bar Association with Michael Baer (Senior Advisor, RI Infrastructure Bank) and Jessica Bailey (CEO Greenworks Lending). You can WATCH THE PRESENTATION HERE...

Efforts to Preserve Historic Waterfront Farmland

Here’s coverage in the 9.5.17 Rhody Beat regarding our efforts to preserve historic waterfront farmland that the Town of Warren has planned to preserve under their Comprehensive Plan: Tug-of-war over Touisset development

What Cheer Flower Farm

What Cheer Flower Farm was started by three women who tore up a parking lot and planted a field of flowers, which they donate to those in need of good cheer. We are very proud to have helped them make that happen as their counsel. Read all about them in this Eco RI...

 

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See the Progress our Client, What Cheer Flower Farm is Making

The three women behind What Cheer Flower Farm tore up a parking lot and planted a field of flowers, which they donate to those in need of good cheer. We are very proud to have helped them make that happen as their counsel. Read all about them in this Eco RI news...

Response to Projo’s January 2018 Editorials on Energy

Here’s more commentary questioning when our Providence Journal will see the path to a cheaper and cleaner energy future rather than wallowing away in business as usual: ProJo Spouts More Hot Air, Guest MINDSETTER™ Seth Handy Responding to the January 1, 2018 and...

Seth Handy: ISO’s Visit & All That Gas

Here is an article in Go Local Prov about our reply to a Providence Journal’s applause for ISO NE’s visit and call for more big power infrastructure in a closed meeting: Guest MINDSETTER™ Handy: ISO’s Visit & All That Gas The original Providence Journal piece is...

C-PACE presentation to Rhode Island Bar Association

Seth Handy makes C-PACE presentation to the Rhode Island Bar Association with Michael Baer (Senior Advisor, RI Infrastructure Bank) and Jessica Bailey (CEO Greenworks Lending). You can WATCH THE PRESENTATION HERE...

Efforts to Preserve Historic Waterfront Farmland

Here’s coverage in the 9.5.17 Rhody Beat regarding our efforts to preserve historic waterfront farmland that the Town of Warren has planned to preserve under their Comprehensive Plan: Tug-of-war over Touisset development

Enough Electric Rate Rhetoric

Here’s Seth’s response to the Providence Journal’s advocacy for business as usual as the cost effective solution to our high energy rates - it hasn’t worked so far and is not the path RI’s leadership or our energy stakeholders have selected for a more affordable...

Space Needs to be Made for Renewable Energy in Rhode Island

Our opinion piece in EcoRI speaks to the delicate balance between siting renewables and conservation.  Project siting is one big obstacle to timely implementation of a more economical and sustainable energy future. You can read it in EcoRI: Space Needs to be Made for...

The Return of Taxation Without Representation

Here’s Seth’s summer of 2017 Bar Journal article on our pursuit of an IRS exemption from a utility-imposed pass through tax on interconnecting renewable energy to the distribution system: The Return of Taxation Without Representation located on Page 9.  ...

Our Energy Values

We’ve hit the national press with our piece on Rhode Island’s pursuit of real value in its energy decisions: https://www.euci.com/our-energy-values/?x=27595v338440Ts&utm_campaign=071917_energize_weekly&utm_medium=email&utm_source=energize  

Time for Consistency & Facts on Energy Costs

Here's our July 5, 2017 Providence Journal opinion piece seeking a fact-based approach to reduced energy costs and highlighting a rapidly evolving new energy economy. My Turn: Seth H. Handy: Renewables can meet energy demand

The Opportunity of the Commons

Seth and our partner in advocacy Karl  Rábago wrote this piece for Renewable Energy World, trying to recast an all-too-common misperception around global competitiveness - high time to replace a race to the bottom with the opportunity in the commons. The Opportunity...

The Truth About Interconnecting The Coventry Wind Turbines

by Seth Handy Wind Energy Development (WED) originally planned to construct a 1.5 megawatt wind turbine located at 210 Piggy Lane in Coventry, Rhode Island (“COV1”).  WED applied to sell the electricity from COV1 to National Grid (NGrid) under the Distributed...

Our Own Helen Anthony Receives Volunteer Award from Crossroads RI

We’re so proud that Helen Anthony has been recognized for our brand of True Stewardship. She received the Volunteer Award from Crossroads Rhode Island for her work in improving the lives of victims of domestic violence. Helen has volunteered at the Women’s Center...

Signs of energy independence – Providence Business News

The Independent Man standing on top of our Statehouse calls us to a new outlook on energy. Today there is precious little independence in Rhode Island's energy supply. Here at the end of the pipe we over-rely on foreign fuel supplies, generating facilities, miles of...

Newsflash on streetlights and the great work of our client PRISM

Providence leads the way to streetlight ownership and conversion for an anticipated savings of $24 million over the next 11 years. Providence to Convert Streetlights to LEDs https://youtu.be/kZv8ymTS-2Y [hr] Providence Expects to Save $24 Million by Purchasing...

Valuing Home Grown Electricity

Seth and a nationally renowned energy expert, Karl Rábago, Director of the Pace Energy and Climate Center, co-wrote this article emphasizing the importance of properly valuing local energy generation for the May/June 2016 edition of the Rhode Island Bar Journal - see...

Streetlight Work Making Hay in Providence

The streetlight work we have done with the Washington County Regional Planning Council, the Partnership for RI Streetlight Management (PRISM) and the League of Cities and Towns is starting to make some serious hay in Providence! Read the Providence Journal article...

Whose Energy Grid is it Anyway?

Our client, Wind Energy Development was not allowed to participate in the proceeding to review National Grid’s proposed Infrastructure Safety and Reliability Plan, but the Commission took our comments on the plan to heart and National Grid will now need to better...

National Grid Backs Down on New Fees

Handy Law and his client, Wind Energy Development, moved to dismiss proposed fees by National Grid in this motion for summary disposition. Here is the latest article from EcoRI on National Grid's proposed fees. Here’s Seth’s op-ed on the access fee case that ran in...

PUC Orders Plan for Grid Upgrades to Better Connect Renewables

National Grid has a long history of omitting any consideration of system upgrades to better accommodate the interconnection of new renewable energy projects when it meets its Infrastructure Safety and Reliability planning requirement.  On behalf of Wind Energy...

Job Potential for Renewable Energy

Check out Renewable Energy has Potential to Create Wave of New Jobs from Eco RI News and see what Seth and Wind Energy Development owner Mark DePasquale have to say.

Fix-it Bike Station on Thayer Street

Handy Law negotiated the terms of this “fix-it station” on behalf of the Thayer St District Management Association. Public Bike Repair Station New Addition to Thayer Street District

The RI Constitution & Economic Stewardship

RI Bar Journal  | Seth Handy The Rhode Island Bar Journal published this article in its November/December edition. It discusses the progressive economy envisioned in Article I, section 17 of the Rhode Island Constitution, the State's history of implementing and...

A Progress Agenda

Providence Business News Editorial  | Seth Handy   Rhode Island is called to capitalize on a rich balance of economy and stewardship. In 1843, Article I, Section 17 of our constitution acknowledged our citizenry’s right to natural resources, empowering Rhode...