Governor Raimondo’s climate goals and actions.
PLANS TO ACCELERATE RENEWABLES
In accordance with the provisions of Rhode Island General Laws §42-6.2-2(2), I am pleased to provide you with the following “EC4 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Plan,” which includes strategies, programs, and actions to meet the…
The aim is to inform Rhode Island residents of the mechanism of climate change and localize the issue by showcasing Rhode Island impacts, as well as positive adaptation efforts happening in the state. Through sharing…
Climate Action RI is an action group focused specifically on the issue of climate change and what can be done on national, local, and individual levels. We are based in Rhode Island and are a…
During a weeklong bonus session of the General Assembly in September 2017, both the House and Senate approved bills that require Rhode Island municipal planning board members to undergo training related to the impacts of…
Rhode Island is vulnerable to increasing temperatures, floods and droughts, and coastal flooding
By Tim Faulkner 5/25/20
Rhode Island’s carbon-pricing study is officially underway amid an uncertain future for local efforts to address the climate crisis.
By Caelyn Pender Photo by Benji Toruno 3/4/20
The University is in the process of selling all of its direct investments and managed funds that focus on fossil fuels, President Christina Paxson P’19 wrote in a March 4 Today@Brown announcement.
By Robert Walton 11/7/19
The Rhode Island Energy Facility Siting Board (EFSB) on Tuesday issued a final order denying a new gas-fired power plant proposed by Invenergy, pointing to lengthy delays in the proceeding that allowed market changes and the growth…
By Todd McLeish Photo: ecoRI News 10/11/19
A Rhode Island scientist is co-leading a collaborative effort to determine if New England’s only hard coral species — a variety that can survive bleaching — could provide a solution to the coral bleaching problem…
By Benjamin Storrow 7/22/19
Northeastern states need the power source to meet renewable energy targets
By David Iaconangelo 5/8/19
Officials in some coastal areas think offshore wind turbines could spook beachgoers, but a new study shows the country’s first and only project may have actually attracted tourists.
By Tim Faulkner 5/6/19
Environmental groups and supporters of a statewide plastic bag ban are having second thoughts about the legislation being considered by the General Assembly.
By Providence Journal 4/7/19
Rhode Island is once again working with the Arbor Day Foundation to give away trees this spring to help homeowners conserve energy and reduce utility costs.
By Alex Reice 3/12/19
Rhode Island Green New Deal Research Council to gather data for statewide environmental package
By Nicholas Kusnetz 2/21/19
The lawsuit blames the burning of fossil fuels for contributing to sea level rise, extreme weather and warming oceans. The state’s already seeing coastal damage.
By Shiva Polefka 9/18/17
Leadership by governors and lawmakers in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New York demonstrates how key reforms can drive private investment in an abundant, climate-safe resource.