State Government Press Releases

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05/04/2022
PROVIDENCE, R.I. The McKee Administration has recognized 26 state and quasi-government agencies, municipalities, and public schools for their renewable energy and energy efficiency achievements at its Fifth Annual Lead by Example Clean Energy Awards ceremony. In 2021, Governor Dan McKee...
01/11/2022
PROVIDENCE, R.I. On December 30, the McKee Administration submitted a comprehensive report to the General Assembly that provides strategic policy guidance for improving access to electric vehicles and electric vehicle charging infrastructure across the state. The report, entitled "...
01/06/2022
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee, the Office of Energy Resources (OER) and RIHousing announced today the award of funds to develop highly energy efficient housing for low- and moderate-income Rhode Islanders. The demonstration program, Zero Energy for the Ocean State (ZEOS), is...
12/06/2021
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Governor Dan McKee, the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) have announced $117,876 in grants to help farmers "green" their operations and save energy and money. The awards, funded through the Rhode...
10/14/2021
PROVIDENCE, RI The Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE), in partnership with the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER) and Rhode Island Office of Diversity, Equity and Opportunity (ODEO), today announced that it would pilot a new program to fund school improvements for the state's...
09/15/2021
PROVIDENCE, R.I. The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER) today announced that it has received funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (US DOE) to help grocery stores strategically use energy in a way that reduces their costs, while lowering strain on the electrical grid during peak...
06/03/2021
PROVIDENCE, R.I. The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER) has announced that it is renewing an initiative to encourage solar projects located on brownfields for the third year in a row. Brownfields former industrial or commercial sites where future use is affected by environmental...
05/03/2021
PROVIDENCE, R.I. RIHousing and the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER) will be releasing a Request for Proposals (RFP) on May 26 for the 2021 Zero Energy for the Ocean State (ZEOS) Program. This program offers up to $750,000 in grants to design and construct affordable, energy...
01/13/2021
PROVIDENCE, R.I. In January 2020, Governor Gina M. Raimondo called for Rhode Island to become the first state in the nation to meet 100% of its electricity demand with renewables by 2030. Now, a new report issued by the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER) details analysis and pathways...
01/07/2021
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Rhode Island ranks fourth in the nation as a leader in cost-effective energy efficiency programs and incentives, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). Energy efficiency investments help local residents and businesses use less energy to...