State Government Press Releases

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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...
11/18/2020
PROVIDENCE, R.I. This week, the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER) recognized 20 state and quasi-government agencies, municipalities, and public schools for their renewable energy and energy efficiency achievements at its Fourth Annual Lead by Example Clean Energy Awards ceremony. ...
10/27/2020
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced today that Rhode Island will pursue a competitive request for proposals (RFP) to procure up to 600 MW of new offshore wind energy. The state is home to North America's first operational offshore wind farm (Block Island) and, in 2019, received...
10/14/2020
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Recognizing the critical role that New England's regional wholesale electricity market plays in addressing climate change and cost-effectively reducing economy-wide greenhouse gas emissions, Rhode Island Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Governors from four Northeast states today...
10/09/2020
PROVIDENCE, R.I. The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER) announced today the launch of a new $1.5 million pilot program which provides incentives for energy storage paired with renewable energy systems. "Energy storage is an exciting technology that can help the state meet its...
07/09/2020
PROVIDENCE, R.I. The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER) announced today the launch of the Community Solar Marketplace website at risolarmarketplace.com, which educates Rhode Island residents about the benefits of community solar and provides a single place for visitors to preview the...
05/27/2020
PROVIDENCE, R.I. The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER) announced today the approval of the Block Island Utility District's (BIUD) new comprehensive energy efficiency plan. BIUD's new energy efficiency programs and incentives will help local residents and businesses reduce energy...
04/27/2020
PROVIDENCE, R.I. The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources announced today that it is renewing an initiative to encourage solar projects located on brownfields. Brownfields former industrial or commercial sites where future use is affected by environmental contamination are often ideal...