Steward’s Journal February 2023

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National Grid has Exited Rhode Island with $5.3 Billion

National Grid has exited Rhode Island with $5.3 billion. The agency review process refused to allow advocacy for the public interest in rate reduction, allowing the utilities to continue capitalizing on their economic interests in infrastructure investment and their...

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...

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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Providence, RI 02903
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Recent Stewardship

❖ Supported the opening of Hope & Main’s Downtown Makers Market, a new urban eatery and local market located at 100 Westminster Street and for the purchase of 945 Westminster Street where Hope & Main will open a new culinary incubator.

❖ Counselled closing on a conservation easement granted to the Nature Conservancy and Tiverton Land Trust which permanently preserves over 48 acres of forest and wetlands.

❖ Argued appeal in RI Supreme Court that projects connecting to local electric distribution system should not be charged costs of upgrading the region’s electrical transmission system.

❖ Argued appeal in RI Supreme Court that municipalities may only tax renewable energy projects as tangible assets and not also for their impact on real estate value.

❖ Filed class action lawsuits in Massachusetts and New York to recover taxes paid to National Grid that are not owed to the federal government.

❖ Obtained zoning variances for solar carport project at a renovated church building in Providence.

❖ Helped clients incorporate housing/farming cooperatives.

❖ Advocating at the PUC for energy storage (docket 5000) and utility compliance with interconnection law and improved interconnection policy (5205 and 5206).

❖ Conducted regulatory reviews in support of refinancing renewable energy projects in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Other News & Resources

❖ Helen won reelection to represent Ward 2 on the Providence City Council for a second 4-year term and now chairs the Finance Committee.

❖ Habitat for Humanity received a $150,000 grant to help build a Restore for reclaimed building materials in East Providence. Seth volunteers on their “pro team.”

 The Boston Globe published Helen’s article on planning for local clean energy production and greater energy efficiency.

The Providence Journal published Seth’s article on Rhode Island’s record-high electric prices.