Streetlights

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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Handy Law LLC
42 Weybosset Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone:401.626.4839
Fax:401.753.6306

Handy Law StreetlightsHaving determined, through municipal energy audits, that streetlights were consuming a huge amount of energy and were a great opportunity for energy cost savings, we helped develop and pass the law enabling cities and towns to buy their streetlights back from the utility, change them out to LED lighting (much more efficient and longer lasting but not allowed by the utility’s streetlight tariff) and provide new value from the capacity to better maintain and manage with dimming and dark-nighting.  Working with a new collaborative, the Partnership for RI Streetlight Management, we have since helped municipalities buy their streetlights, integrate LEDs, implement controls and better manage maintenance.  We continue to press the PUC to allow streetlight metering so that our cities and towns can more readily control their lights and will be charged for the electricity actually used in their streetlights rather than billed under an arbitrary formula based on anticipated consumption.