Rhode Island's Energy Savings Plan to Give Economy $1.2 Billion Boost

Rhode Island, a state with some of the most aggressive energy savings programs in the country, has no intention of slowing down under a new three-year plan. The state Public Utilities Commission recently approved annual savings targets of as much as 2.6 percent for electricity and 1.1 percent for natural gas from 2015-2017. The savings could … [Read more...]

Rhode Island: Little State, Big Energy Efficiency Opportunity

By Lisa Cohn Rhode Island is often the butt of jokes about its size, a lot of them having to do with an inability among residents to screw in electric light bulbs. But when it comes to energy policy, the state has often loomed large, even if few people notice. For example, it was Rhode Island that led the way with electric industry restructuring … [Read more...]