February 24 -- Rhode Island expects to obtain 16 percent of its electricity from renewable resources by 2019. The state’s plan also requires that Rhode Island diversify its energy sources and reduce carbon dioxide emissions. These standards reflect Rhode Island’s commitment to providing secure, clean, cheap energy while making efforts to respond to climate change.
But we’re not there yet. Instead, over 90 percent of the state’s power needs are provided for by natural gas. The time is now to refocus on our statewide goals for the production of clean energy and to lead the way for the nation in support of renewable-energy technologies. Rhode Island is at a distinct advantage: An offshore wind farm is already in the works. >>View Article