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! 

Green Energy Consumers

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

Green Car Reports

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

An Opportunity for RI: Four Bills to Act on Climate

Green Energy Consumers

Now, Rhode Island has an exciting and urgent challenge ahead of it: meeting the binding climate goals set by this landmark legislation. Energy policy & advocacy 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

EV Obssesion

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?

Green Car Reports

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

Green Car Reports

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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Buyers in seven Northeast states urged to consider electric cars

Green Car Reports

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)

Electrek

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

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.

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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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.

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.

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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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.

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

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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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.

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

Green Car Congress

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

Green Car Congress

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.

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

Green Car Congress

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

Green Car Congress

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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Nissan expands LEAF availability into 7 more states

Green Car Congress

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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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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California, Massachusetts Named Most Energy-Efficient States

Green Car Reports

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.

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

Green Car Congress

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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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

Green Car Congress

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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Bosch offers copper-free brake pads

Green Car Congress

Similar legislation has been introduced in Rhode Island, Oregon and New York. In response to legislation requiring the reduction of copper in friction formulations, Bosch has announced the use of its first copper-free ceramic material in the premium-grade QuietCast line of braking products. Bosch provides full coverage for US, Asian and European cars, vans and SUVs; one out of every three vehicles on the road today uses Bosch braking component content, the company said.

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California Energy Commission selects 16 hydrogen station projects for up to $33.4M in funding

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In 2016, Toyota announced a collaboration with Air Liquide to develop and supply a phased network of 12 state-of-the-art hydrogen stations targeted for New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. The California Energy Commission (CEC) has selected 15 new main hydrogen retail station projects for up to $31.7 million in combined funding, as well as one connector station project for up to $1.5 million in fund.

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BMW and Nissan again partner to add 174 more DC fast chargers in US with EVgo

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Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. BMW and Nissan have again joined forces—this time with EVgo, the nation’s largest public DC Fast charging network—to increase public access to DC Fast charging stations across the US.

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FuelCell Energy hits 3 billion kWh mark from its DFC plants since 2003

Green Car Congress

This land area is larger than the State of Rhode Island and almost as large as the State of Delaware. FuelCell Energy, Inc., a provider of direct fuel cell power plants, has generated a cumulative three billion kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity from its Direct FuelCell (DFC) power plants since the first commercial installation in 2003.

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US to hold second auction for renewable energy on Outer Continental Shelf

Green Car Congress

The nation’s first wind energy lease sale for an area offshore Rhode Island and Massachusetts was held on 31 July. The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will hold its second competitive lease sale for renewable energy on the US Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) on 4 Sept., offering nearly 112,800 acres offshore Virginia for commercial wind energy leasing.

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US vehicle miles travelled up 3% in first 9 months of 2016 to 2.4 trillion miles

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billion miles of 19 states—Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming – and Washington, D.C. US driving topped 2.4 trillion miles in the first nine months of 2016, an increase of 3.0%

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