State Government Press Releases

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07/19/2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources announced today a new set of initiatives to encourage solar development on brownfields, rooftops and carports. "Making renewable energy more affordable and accessible has been a top priority of this administration, and today's...
05/21/2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The State of Rhode Island has received a 2018 State Leadership in Clean Energy (SLICE) Award for the successful installation of the Block Island Offshore Wind Farm. This was one of only six programs nationwide to win a 2018 SLICE Award for its outstanding accomplishments in...
04/30/2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER) recognized 12 state government agencies, quasi-public agencies, municipalities, and state colleges and universities for their renewable energy and energy efficiency achievements at its Second Annual Lead By Example Energy Awards...
04/25/2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Governor Gina M. Raimondo unveiled three new solar arrays Tuesday on the rooftops of the Department of Administration, Department of Health and Department of Transportation buildings. The three solar arrays – comprised of a combined 900 solar panels – reduce the State's...
03/22/2018
$500,000 available in incentives for eligible public projects PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources has issued new voluntary building guidelines – known as "stretch codes" – to support the development of energy efficient buildings and to lower energy costs for building...
12/22/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER) announced that, beginning January 1, 2018, municipalities, businesses and individuals will benefit from a uniform, statewide solar permit application, which streamlines the building and electric permit processes for solar...
11/14/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Rhode Island Division of Public Utilities and Carriers (DPUC), Public Utilities Commission (PUC), and Office of Energy Resources (OER) today released a comprehensive blueprint to modernize the state's electric grid, which will control the long-term costs of energy, foster...
10/25/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Rhode Island has been ranked third in the nation for energy efficiency programs and policy, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy's (ACEEE) 2017 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard. The annual ACEEE State Energy Efficiency Scorecard assesses state...
02/29/2016
Providence, R.I., –The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER), the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation, and SmartPower today announced the results of their Fall 2015 Solarize Rhode Island campaign across the communities of Barrington, Foster, Newport, Middletown, Portsmouth, and South...
07/21/2015
Providence, R.I., – A report by the Clean Energy States Alliances (CESA) has highlighted Rhode Island's efforts to address utility peak loads in the summer season. The report, Clean Energy Champions: The Importance of State Programs and Policies, details the Solarize program in Tiverton and Little...