Governor McKee, Rhode Island needs you to sign the Act On Climate

Green Energy Consumers

Energy policy & advocacy Rhode Island Climate changeLast week was a huge step forward for climate action in New England.

National Grid wants to Sell Its Rhode Island Business. Is that in the public interest?

Green Energy Consumers

In its deal with PPL, National Grid hopes to gain PPL’s business in the U nited Kingdom in exchange for Rhode Island’s electric and gas customers. Electricity and the grid Rhode Island

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RI Action Alert: Key clean energy legislation coming to a vote in Rhode Island! 

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There are only a few weeks left in Rhode Island’s legislative session, which means we must act urgently to pass crucial legislation for climate action. Energy policy & advocacy Rhode Island

Tesla wins another, licensed to sell electric cars in Rhode Island

Green Car Reports

Rhode Island will allow the direct sale of Teslas and has issued a state dealer license to the company to open a dealer in Warwick. Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) state laws Rhode IslandTesla can now add another notch to its sales board. Additionally, the city itself issued its own license to the electric-vehicle manufacturer, which plans to take over the former site of a Hyundai dealer in the city.

Rhode Island Launches Hybrid-Electric License Plates For EMT Safety

Green Car Reports

That''s why Rhode Island plans to issue special license plates that identify a vehicle as an Hybrid and electrified cars may be good for the environment, but they can pose a danger to first responders. EMTs, police officers, and other rescue workers could be electrocuted if the high-voltage cables in a wrecked vehicle are damaged or exposed.

Dirty money from polluters funds clean-car incentives in Rhode Island

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Rhode Island is one of the many states to offer purchase rebates for new electric cars. Under the recently introduced Driving Rhode Island to Vehicle Electrification (DRIVE) incentive program, buyers can get up to $2,500 for their electric-car purchases. energy policy incentives plug-in cars transportation policy Rhode Island

Why state policy should favor municipal aggregation

Green Energy Consumers

I n both Massachusetts and Rhode Island, the following facts prevail about our electricity supply options: Massachusetts Green municipal aggregation Rhode Island

Rhode Island Receiving More Than $24.2M in Recovery Funding for Transit Hybrids

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The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority ( RIPTA ) will receive more than $24.2 The federal funding, provided through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, will also be used by RIPTA for capital maintenance and to upgrade public transportation throughout Rhode Island. Established in 1966, RIPTA is authorized to operate public transit services throughout the State of Rhode Island.

Your chance to influence RI's EV charging plan

Green Energy Consumers

A bill passed in June 2021 requires the state of Rhode Island to develop a plan to improve statewide access to electric vehicle (EV) charging by January 1, 2022. Energy policy & advocacy Electric vehicles/Transportation Rhode Island

Be A Fan Of Fans

Green Energy Consumers

Massachusetts Electricity and the grid Energy efficiency Rhode IslandCompared to parts of the country that have much greater summer cooling needs, New Englanders have more options to keep ourselves comfortable affordably and sustainably.

President Biden Clears Way for States to Curb Vehicle Pollution

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Originally published on the NRDC Expert Blog. By Luke Tonachel President Biden is following through on his promise to re-establish the long-held authority of governors to adopt vehicle pollution regulations to protect the health and welfare of people in their states.

Smallest state poses big question: natural gas or renewable energy?

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Rhode Island is in the midst of deciding whether to continue getting a large portion of energy from fossil fuels, or to switch to renewable energy. emissions natural gas renewable energy energy wind energy Rhode IslandThe smallest U.S. state now faces a big question on energy policy. Those options are represented by two competing projects: a large natural-gas power plant, and an offshore wind farm. DON'T MISS: Dirty.

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Small Islands Are Biggest Beneficiaries Of Renewable Energy

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Islands are often cut off from mainland grid infrastructure, which drives up energy costs for the people who live there. energy infrastructure renewable energy energy wind energy Rhode IslandWhen it comes to sites where renewable energy can have the biggest impact, it's best to look offshore. That creates a powerful incentive for switching to renewable sources, and often means there's little if any local competition.

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An electric school bus helps power grid in a first for this New England utility

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The National Grid supplies electricity to Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island. The utility company National Grid has leveraged an electric school bus to help meet peak demand for electricity for the first time, in Beverly, Massachusetts.

Buyers in seven Northeast states urged to consider electric cars

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New York Marketing New York Auto Show plug-in cars New Jersey Connecticut Massachusetts Rhode Island Vermont New HampshireWhen companies want to sell more of something, they market it. Now, at long last, electric cars are about to get the same treatment. Following an announcement at the New York International Auto Show last week, 16 major automakers are joining forces with seven states to promote sales of electric vehicles to consumers. The Alliance for Automobile.

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Now might be a good time to trade in your ICE bucket for a new electric car

Green Energy Consumers

If you’re like 9 9 % of Massachusetts and Rhode Island drivers, the car you own no w has an internal combustion engine (ICE) that runs on gasoline.

Check out these 3 fun US summer road-trip ideas (with charge points)

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Seven out of 10 Americans plan on taking road trips this summer.

Where to learn about electric cars? Radio, online, in-person & more

Green Energy Consumers

Electric vehicles are already a smart and practical choice for many drivers in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. However, the conventional wisdom is that electric cars aren't ready for primetime yet. For this reason, in addition to offering discounts on electric vehicle purchases, our Drive Green program spreads awareness about the benefits of EVs, including cleaner air , a safer climate , better driving experience , and lower cost of ownership. Electric vehicles/Transportation

3 East Coast states and DC first to participate in TCI-P cap-and-invest program for transportation

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The governors of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, and the mayor of the District of Columbia announced that theirs will be the first jurisdictions to launch a new multi-state program that the principals expect will invest some $300 million per year in cleaner transportation choices.

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States with the highest and lowest truck traffic on interstate highways

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Rhode Island. Rhode Island. by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research. This analysis examined truck traffic as the percentage of all traffic on interstate highways in the individual states and the District of Columbia. The calculations combined the percentages of vehicle distances traveled by single-unit trucks and combination trucks (but not light trucks) published by the Federal Highway Administration. The data are for 2019.

EGEB: GE finalizes contracts for phase 3 of world’s largest offshore wind farm

Electrek

Rhode Island gets more than 100 megawatts of solar as it works toward 100% clean electricity by 2030. In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): GE will provide 87 Haliade-X 14 MW for the third and final phase of the Dogger Bank offshore wind farm.

USDA invests $26 million in biofuel infrastructure to expand availability of higher-blend renewable fuels in 23 states

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The announcement includes investments in California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Texas and Wisconsin. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $26 million to build infrastructure to expand the availability of higher-blend renewable biofuels by 822 million gallons annually in 23 states.

Wyoming leads in vehicle miles traveled per person

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The states that follow the District of Columbia with the lowest levels of VMT per person are New York, Alaska, Rhode Island, and Hawaii. by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research.

Audi of America and Arcadia offer renewable energy subscription with e-tron or e-tron Sportback lease or purchase

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In select markets within Colorado, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island, Arcadia’s platform connects qualifying customers to community solar projects in their area.

Tesla’s Elon Musk pledges to expedite service center openings

Teslarati

According to the New World Encyclopedia , Northeast US consists of nine states: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Only one Tesla Service Center is listed in Rhode Island and Connecticut.

Cheap 2015 Nissan Leaf, Tesla drag racing, RI electric-car incentives: Today's car news

Green Car Reports

Today, how one reader got an exceedingly inexpensive new Nissan Leaf electric car, drag racing a "Ludicrous" mode-equipped Tesla Model S, and how Rhode Island uses money from polluters to fund its electric-car incentives. All this and more on Green Car Reports. We've got details on the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq, multiple first drives, and more in our. Today in Car News

15 States and the District of Columbia partner to accelerate bus and truck electrification; 100% ZEV by 2050

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States signing the MOU are: California, Connecticut, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington.

Lightning eMotors partners with Soderholm Bus & Mobility to sell electric commercial vehicles in Hawaii

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Soderholm Bus & Mobility, headquartered on Oahu, is the Nº 1 bus distributor in the Pacific Islands and has sold more buses over the last 30 years than any other dealer.

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Study finds road conditions in US states worsening in important categories

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The state highway systems in New Jersey (50 th ), Alaska (49 th ), Rhode Island (48 th ), Hawaii (47 th ), Massachusetts (46 th ) and New York (45 th ) rank at the bottom of the nation in overall performance and cost-effectiveness. Unfortunately, 18% or more of bridges remain structurally deficient in five states: Iowa, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, and West Virginia.

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Looking To Buy A Used Diesel Car? Head To Buffalo

Green Car Reports

The combined Providence, Rhode Island-New Bedford Looking for a good deal on a used diesel car? Turns out Buffalo is the best place to go, according to new data from iSeeCars.com. The home of chicken wings and the Bills football team is the least-expensive city in which to buy a used diesel, with prices 6.0 percent below the national average.

California, 7 states and DC commit to faster transition to zero-emission trucks and buses; next step is formal agreement

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States joining with California on the effort to accelerate deployment of zero-emission trucks and buses are Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont. California is joining with seven other states and the District of Columbia in committing to develop an action plan to put hundreds of thousands more zero-emission trucks and buses on their roads and highways.

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Nine states and DC to design regional approach to cap greenhouse gas emissions from transportation

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The statement , endorsed by Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington, DC, describes the goals of such a program, including reducing climate changing pollution, creating economic opportunity, and improving transportation equity for currently underserved and overburdened populations.

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Nissan brings LEAF to new US markets

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By the end of the year, Delaware, Indiana, Louisiana, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island will be added as markets where the Nissan LEAF will be available for order. Nissan North America Inc. is expanding the availability of the battery-electric Nissan LEAF in the US. Orders for the 2012 Nissan LEAF begin today in Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey and New York.

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EPA announces $46M for latest Diesel Emissions Reduction Act funding

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The maximum amount of federal funding that may be requested per application varies by Region: Region 1 (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont) will accept applications requesting up to $1,000,000 in grant funds. Virgin Islands) will accept applications requesting up to $2,500,000 in grant funds.

Nissan expands LEAF availability into 7 more states

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Nissan has re-opened reservations and has begun taking orders from the general public for the 2012 Nissan LEAF in Delaware, Indiana, Louisiana, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island. Nissan North America Inc. NNA) has expanded availability of the all-electric LEAF into seven new states.

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Elon Musk gives reason for Tesla Bot venture, despite his earlier AI warnings

Teslarati

In 2017 Musk spoke at a National Governors Association meeting in Rhode Island about a range of topics, including AI’s impact on human existence. Recently, Elon Musk explained why the Tesla Bot prototype is coming, despite his caution against potential dangers of AI in the past.

US COVID-19 mitigation efforts resulting in significant decline in traffic, emissions and fuel-tax revenues

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Drivers there and in the surrounding states of New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont drove at least 80% fewer miles after shelter-in-place directives began.

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GHSA: absent traffic jams, many drivers getting more reckless

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In Massachusetts, the fatality rate for car crashes is rising, and in Nevada and Rhode Island, state officials note pedestrian fatalities are rising. Emptier streets may be encouraging some drivers to flaunt traffic safety laws, including speed limits, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA).

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EIA: California home to almost half of US plug-in electric vehicles

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Nine states have agreed to follow California’s ZEV mandate: Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Total US sales of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs)—battery electric and plug-in hybrid electric—have increased in recent years, but still represent only about 0.7% of new vehicle sales in 2014 so far, up from 0.6% in 2013 and 0.4% in 2012.

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California, Massachusetts Named Most Energy-Efficient States

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California, Massachusetts and Oregon have been named the top-rated states for energy efficiency, while New York, Vermont, Washington, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Minnesota, and Maine rounded out the top ten. That's according to the annual State Energy Efficiency Scorecard report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), a

Announcing SmartCharge Massachusetts

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About National Grid: Serving more than 20 million customers throughout New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, National Grid is one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the United States.

Canada and California to work together on cleaner transportation

Green Car Congress

The 13 states working with California on regulations to cut greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles are Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington. Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, and the Chair of the California Air Resources Board, Mary Nichols, today signed a new cooperation agreement to advance cleaner vehicles and fuels.

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Honda cuts US lease price for Fit EV to $259/mo

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Further, the network of qualified Fit EV Honda dealers in California, Oregon, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maryland, Rhode Island and Connecticut will expand from 36 to more than 200 by the end of June. In the US, Honda has cut the lease price for the Fit EV in the US to $259 a month beginning 1 June, down from $389 a month.

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