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3 Climate Policies to Get RI Back on Track for 2030

Posted by Kai Salem & Mal Skowron on Tuesday, May 03, 2022 @ 05:03 PM

Rhode Island is headed in the wrong direction when it comes to greenhouse gas emissions. A month ago, the state released worrying emissions data that shows the state’s GHG emissions in 2018 were up 15% from 2016, including increases in all sectors, with one of the biggest jumps in emissions coming from our electricity sector. This new data puts into question whether the state will be able to meet its 2020 climate goal, set in the 2014 Resilient RI Act. And it underscores the challenge before Rhode Island in meeting the 2021 Act on Climate mandate of 45% emissions reductions from the 1990 baseline in 2030.

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Tags: Energy policy & advocacy, Electricity and the grid, Rhode Island, Phasing out fossil fuels

Is the RI budget good for climate action?

Posted by Kai Salem & Mal Skowron on Thursday, January 27, 2022 @ 12:22 PM

RI’s administration needs to get real on climate funding, because the Governor’s budget doesn’t.

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Tags: Energy policy & advocacy, Rhode Island, Phasing out fossil fuels