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.

News Release

A Wake Up Call

Hurricane Sandy is another wake-up call. This time, let's heed Nature’s not-so-subtle reminder of what a warming planet has in store for us. It's time to take action to reduce carbon pollution, slow global warming, slow the rise of our oceans, and leave our children a safer planet.

News Release | Environment Rhode Island

Barrington first Rhode Island town to ban plastic bags

The Barrington Town Council voted 4 to 1 to pass an ordinance proposed by the Barrington Conservation Commission to ban plastic bags in the town. The ordinance prohibits the distribution of disposable plastic checkout bags at the point of sale, effective January 1, 2012.

News Release | Environment Rhode Island Research & Policy Center, National Wildlife Federation

Rhode Island Poised to Make History in the Race for Offshore Wind

As the clock ticks down for Congress to extend critical tax credits for wind power, a new report shows that with continued state and federal leadership, Rhode Island could be the first state with offshore wind. The new report, The Turning Point for Atlantic Offshore Wind Energy, identifies key building blocks that local, state, and federal officials have put in place to usher in a future with offshore wind.

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