News Release | Environment Rhode Island

On Sandy 100-day anniversary, stakeholders call on Gov. Chafee for global warming action

One hundred days after Superstorm Sandy, clean energy businesses and organizations in Rhode Island submitted a letter to Governor Chafee urging improvements to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), the Northeast region’s region’s landmark program to reduce global warming emissions from power plants. The letter called for a strengthened emissions cap, strict clean energy standards, and loophole prevention.

News Release | Environment Rhode Island

Sen. Whitehouse launches climate change task force

Following President Obama's pledge to address global warming during his inaugural address, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and Representative Henry Waxman launched a Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change that will provide a Congressional forum for discussions of solutions to global warming.

News Release | Environment Rhode Island

President Obama, Congress Save Wind Power in Fiscal Cliff Agreement

Today President Obama will sign into law a bill that extends key tax credits for wind power and averts the 'fiscal cliff'.

News Release | Environment Rhode Island Research & Policy Center

Rhode Island wind energy getting off the ground

As Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath prompt more Rhode Islanders to call for action to tackle global warming and the rise in extreme weather, Environment Rhode Island Research & Policy Center released a new report that shows that power generation from wind energy projects currently under construction will displace as much global warming pollution as taking 1000 cars off the road per year.