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What’s Needed in Rhode Island Energy EV Filing

Green Energy Consumers

We have been attending Rhode Island Energy’s (RIE’s) quarterly Power Sector Transformation sessions for a few years to learn about and advise on electrification initiatives in the state. At the most recent session, we learned that Rhode Island plans to submit an Electric Vehicle Program Filing with the PUC this Fall.

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The Future of Gas in Massachusetts & Rhode Island

Green Energy Consumers

Utility-supplied natural gas (methane) is the primary heating fuel in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island, supplying 52% and 54% of homes, respectively. Given their mandates to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, both states are exploring strategies to transition away from their prevalent gas distribution systems.

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Rhode Island Update: DRIVE EV & E-Bike Rebate Programs

Green Energy Consumers

July is a big month for Driving Rhode Island to Vehicle Electrification (DRIVE EV) announcements! Last July, Rhode Islanders were thrilled to learn that the DRIVE EV rebate had been re-instated. This July, we learned that the program is taking a brief pause (as of July 11) before it resumes on August 1, 2023.

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Rhode Islanders: Take Action for Clean Cars

Green Energy Consumers

Important legislation is being heard TODAY in Rhode Island that would direct the Ocean State to adopt advanced vehicle emissions standards out of California as long as they are more stringent than federal law. Here are all the details you’ll need.

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Rhode Island Can & Must Phase Out Gas Cars

Green Energy Consumers

Rhode Island has led the nation in the electric sector, with the first offshore wind farm in the country off of Block Island and the groundbreaking law to reach 100% renewable electricity by 2033. Unfortunately, concerning the transportation sector, the state is lagging behind several states.

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Tesla to open sales and service center in Providence, Rhode Island

Teslarati

A former Stop & Shop location in Providence, Rhode Island, is expected to be transformed into a new Tesla service center and showroom. Tesla’s first store in Rhode Island opened its doors in July 2019. As per Rhode Island Energy, there are currently about 500 electric vehicle charging stations in the state.

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Rhode Island Must Increase its Capacity to Make Climate Progress

Green Energy Consumers

Rhode Island has committed to combating climate change by adopting one of the strongest climate policies in the nation: An Act on Climate , committing the state to 45% emissions reduction by 2030 and net zero by 2050. While Rhode Island is at the forefront of aggressive climate policy, it is not alone.