State Government Press Releases

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08/15/2019
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank (the Bank) and the Office of Energy Resources (OER) announced the opening of two energy efficiency opportunities for municipalities and quasi-state entities – the Efficient Buildings Fund (EBF) and the availability of free energy audits. Taken together,
07/24/2019
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER) has partnered with six Rhode Island towns and school districts in an initiative to help them save energy and reduce their costs. Launched in spring 2019, the Achieving Community Efficiency Program (ACE) is a multiyear pilot...
07/18/2019
Providence, RI – RIHousing and the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER) announced today the release of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Zero Energy for the Ocean State (ZEOS) Demonstration Project. The pilot program offers a grant of up to $250,000 to design and construct affordable,...
06/26/2019
PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Gina M. Raimondo released the 2019 Rhode Island Clean Energy Industry Report today, which showed that clean energy employment in the Ocean State has grown by 74 percent since 2014 and resulted in 6,802 new jobs across the state. The clean energy sector now counts for more...
06/14/2019
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Today, the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER) recognized 25 state government agencies, quasi-public agencies, municipalities, and state colleges and universities for their renewable energy and energy efficiency achievements at its Third Annual Lead By Example Clean...
05/31/2019
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A new joint initiative, led by the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources and Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP), aims to work with communities across nine states to help them become more energy efficient. The ACE program, which stands for Achieving Community...
03/28/2019
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources announced today a new set of initiatives to encourage solar carports and solar projects located on brownfields. "We have been listening to concerned citizens, business-owners, farmers, cities and towns, and environmental advocates...
03/07/2019
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources announced today that the Compass School, a K-8 charter school in Kingston, has been awarded a $500,000 state grant to help improve the energy efficiency of a large building renovation project. With the help of these funds, the project...
02/15/2019
PROVIDENCE, R.I.—The Task Force for Comprehensive Electricity Planning has announced that Rhode Island was named one of 16 states to represent the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners and the National Association of State Energy Officials on the joint task force. The two-...
11/29/2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The State of Rhode Island has released the RI Residential Guide to Going Solar, a handbook for homeowners to help them navigate the many choices involved with installing a roof-mounted solar array. "The availability of state programs and federal tax credits makes it an ideal...